Consumer goods & retail

Clairfield’s consumer & retail team focuses on advisory to midcap clients, whether advising on a growth strategy or on selling a business.

Sector team members have an in-depth knowledge of the key market players in the relevant sectors as well as a proven track record of transactions advised. In addition, the sector team draws upon Clairfield partner offices advisory board members and in particular to a variety of industry experts with a corporate or consultancy background.

Perhaps no other industry has such an intricate relationship with external factors as the consumer sector. Climate, inflation, and globalization of brands create complex scenarios where expert advice is needed.

Clairfield focuses on the following segments:

Apparel, gear & accessories

Beverages, food & agribusiness


Food & non-food retail

Food service

Personal & household goods

Travel, leisure & restaurants

Wholesale consumer goods


Mandarin Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in KLAPP Group, an established player in the beauty market that stands for high-quality professional skin care products with focus on innovation, research expertise and “Made in Germany” product quality.

Recent consumer & retail transactions

Arkas, the only manufacturer of exclusively Danish-made wood doors and garage doors, was sold to Lynx Equity Limited, a Canadian-based manager of private equity funds.

Fruliance, a French group specialized in the production of jams and culinary aids, was sold to French Gourmet Food.

The Oslo-based agency Nordic Live AS sold a majority stake to FKP Scorpio, one of Europe’s leading festival and concert promoters.

Unsworth Family Investments acquired Geary’s Bakeries Ltd, a fourth-generation family-owned supplier of baked goods to food retailers and manufacturers, a family with other investments in the food industry.

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