|Retail & Consumer|
The desire of consumers to find differentiated goods and services in attractive spaces is creating an extremely wide range of opportunities for consumer goods and specialist retailing.
These businesses are coming up against increasing complexity and have to face new challenges, with the emergence of new distribution channels such as e-commerce, the need to develop strong, close-knit, tailored customer relations (CRM) or the incorporation of the all-important sustainable development issues into business strategy.
However, the slowdown in global consumption underscores the selectivity of consumers as they assess different brands when making purchasing decisions, while facing what they perceive to be limited purchasing power and growth prospects in the near future.
The investment strategy of Apax Partners in specialist retailing and consumer goods is designed to support ambitious entrepreneurs who want to build leading companies in their market, founded on strong and differentiated store or retail concepts, and on brands or store names with a broad and authentic territory.
Apax Partners is interested in all market segments: home appliances, personal goods, direct retail and e-commerce, B-to-B distribution, and consumer goods from major brands and distributors, with a preference for concepts in which the offer is created and managed by the distributor.