These Investors Are Sticking With Retailers Despite The ‘Apocalypse’

by MR Magazine Staff

Leveraged buyouts, or LBOs, may be out of style in the retail sector, but seasoned investors watching the changing industry could find opportunities if they’re willing to adjust their timeline for returns. Generalists will probably steer clear of retail right now because the sector is littered with broken business models and irrelevant brands. “The risk/reward spectrum through which private equity would look is not good,” said Tom Bonney, senior managing director of CBIZ CMF, the private equity advisory practice for national professional services provider CBIZ. “Groups that used to be general investors have stopped investing in retail and now it’s just specialists investing.” Read more at MarketWatch.