• Middle Market Transactions for Industries


BGL's Consumer Practice has extensive history and transaction expertise across the entire consumer retail spectrum.  Our broad consumer domain experience enables us to provide market participants with expert insights into the trends influencing their business.  We have developed substantial buyer/investor intelligence through our ongoing dialog with industry thought leaders and investors, and are a published contributor of expert opinions and insights about the trends and critical drivers influencing consumer products businesses.

Prevailing trends affecting the Consumer industry:

  • Technology-enabled retailing is in full force and continues to grow rapidly, increasing the focus on consumer acquisition, conversion, and loyalty
  • Ongoing evolution of supply chains as suppliers continue to sell directly to their end-consumers via their own e-commerce and DTC capabilities
  • Increasing cost inflation in outsource markets like China, Vietnam, and Mexico
  • Rise of boutique and specialized value brands at retail, often creating a tribal-like community among consumer groups
  • Increasing importance of global intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets)
  • Challenges presented to consumer businesses in working with both Food/Drug/Mass and specialty retailers
  • Rising value of enthusiast driven consumer businesses

Our professionals have specific experience and expertise in the following Consumer eCommerce / DTC subsectors:

 Enthusiast Brands

  • Outdoor
  • Recreation
  • Pet
  • Enthusiast Brands

Home & Family

  • Furniture & Home Décor
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Kitchen & Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Youth / Juvenile


  • Fitness & Functional
  • Performance
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Basics

Food & Beverage

  • Branded & Private Label
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Processing
  • Specialty Products