Multi-channel M&A

Livingstone has deep experience across multiple facets of the retail value chain. Omni-channel and multi-channel are transforming retail, and retail M&A. Good Retail sector corporate finance advice is more important than ever.

e-Commerce, mobile commerce and evolving consumer behaviour are forcing retailers to invest in technology and acquire fast-growing pure play e-tailers.

Meanwhile, technology providers, marketing services groups, consultancies and outsourcers fight to advise established retailers on their omni-channel transformation.

Livingstone has an unrivalled track record in online retail M&A, e-Commerce technology transactions, and providing corporate finance advice to leading players across the sector. Our team has a thorough understanding of the industry value drivers, underpinned by extensive relationships in the sector. We work with thought leaders like Prof. Sunil Gupta, professor of Digital Media at Harvard Business School, and deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Our experience and expertise enable us to provide you with insightful strategic advice to help support your strategic growth objectives and to help maximise shareholder value.

This formidable combination has enabled us to deliver exceptional outcomes for a range of clients spanning multi-channel retailers, retail marketers and retail strategy providers.

Recently completed transactions include:

The Cotswold CompanyOne of the UK’s largest online furniture retailers, The Cotswold Company, on the sale of a majority stake to True Capital;



Online retail specialist Summit’s acquistion by TCC Capital;

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International design and fashion retailer Gudrun Sjödén Group’s acquisition by Ratos AB;




Norwegian agricultural and garden products retailer, Felleskjøpet’s acquisition of Granngården; and

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Multi-channel retailer of fashion for taller women Long Tall Sally’s acquisition by TriStyle Mode GmbH.



Further reading – Prof. Sunil Gupta on:

Connected Devices
Why Mobile marketing must evolve
The Growth of Online Retail

Contact a member of our team.


What our clients say

Hedley Aylott, co-founder and CEO

From the moment we first met the Livingstone team, it was clear they understood our sector, our business, and the acquirers which had the most to gain from the acquisition of Summit. Livingstone’s hands-on support, sound advice and real insight throughout the process has delivered an exceptional outcome for all parties.”