Consumer / Retail Industry Expertise

Over the last 25 years, TM Capital has worked with many of the world’s leading brands across every major consumer product and retail category.  Our consumer product client roster includes large multi-national corporations such as Reckitt Benckiser and Church and Dwight to family/founder owned business such as Tate’s Bake Shop, C.B. Fleet and Alternative Apparel.   TM Capital’s consumer & retail practice is rooted in the premise that each client’s strategic and financial objectives are just as unique as the products and services it markets.

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Targeted Industry Research

  • Distributed to over 7,000 industry and investment professionals, the Restaurant Monthly reviews M&A activity in the sector on a monthly basis, covering the latest industry deal activity, news, rumors and trends.

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  • TM Capital’s Gift and Home Accessory Industry Spotlight Report examines the industry’s resiliency throughout the economic downturn, analyzes its future prospects and explores trends such as vendor culling, category expansion and evolving product sourcing and sales strategies. Additionally, the report delves into the investment thesis driving consolidation of the landscape and discusses the range of strategic alternatives available to business owners. Click below to view the full report.

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Client Accolades

TM Capital exceeded expectations as Starbucks' investment banker - truly acting as our trusted partner throughout a highly complex process and adopting our priorities, values and culture as their own. TM positioned us for growth in Puerto Rico while creating meaningful opportunities for our local partners.”

Ricardo RicoVP Latin America Retail Operations
Starbucks Corporation

Bringing on TM Capital was one of the smartest business decisions I've made. With their expert knowledge, insight, and kindness, the TM team smoothly brought us to the finish line with a partnering company that is a perfect fit for my business. I'm extremely grateful to TM Capital, and I look forward to the next chapter of growth for Tate's Bake Shop.”

Kathleen KingFounder
Tate's Bake Shop

TM Capital has been our trusted advisor for two of the most important business transactions of our lives – first in pairing us with a valued financial partner, and now in helping Lineage realize an attractive return on its investment and returning Mud Pie to family ownership. TM’s skillful maneuvering at every stage proved invaluable in securing the ideal outcome for all parties.”

Marcia MillerCEO
Mud Pie, LLC

With TM Capital as our advisor, we received experienced senior leadership and attention, deep Consumer/Retail sector knowledge and relationships, and a highly collaborative working style. The TM team worked tirelessly on our behalf and helped us attract the right buyer for Backyard Discovery’s future.”

David PelisekPartner
Baird Capital Partners

Sector Focus

  • Consumer Products

    Branded Products
    Food & Beverage
    Health & Beauty
    Household Products
    Personal Care
    Private Label
    Sporting Goods

  • Gift / Home Accessories

    Baby & Juvenile
    Home Furnishings
    Tabletop Gifts

  • Restaurants

    Casual Dining
    Fast Casual Dining
    Fine Dining
    Franchisors / Franchisees
    Quick-Service Dining
    Upscale Dining

  • Retail

    Apparel & Accessories
    Automotive Aftermarket
    Grocery & C-Stores
    Hardware-Home Center
    Home Furniture
    Home Party, Gift & Craft
    Sporting Goods

  • Retail Services

    Behavioral Consulting
    Electronic Display Tech
    Leasing Services
    Property Management

Representative Transactions

  • May 2016

    Superior Acquired by Hostess

    TM Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to Superior Cake Products in its sale to Hostess Brands, a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co.

  • September 2015 | Puerto Rico

    Starbucks Sells Rights to Puerto Rico Restaurants

    TM Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to Starbucks Corporation in its sale of the Puerto Rico Operations to Baristas Del Caribe, LLC, an affiliate of Empresas Fonalledas Inc.

  • August 2015

    Backyard Discovery Acquired by Aterian

    TM Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to Backyard Discovery in its sale to Aterian Investment Partners, a New York-based private equity firm

  • May 2015

    Mud Pie Completes Debt Recapitalization

    TM Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to Mud Pie, LLC in its debt recapitalization and repurchase of shares owned by minority investor Lineage Capital

  • October 2014

    C.B. Fleet Acquired by Gryphon

    TM Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to C.B. Fleet Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer branded, OTC health and personal care products, in its sale to Gryphon Investors

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