• Consumer, Food, and Retail

    Houlihan Lokey’s Consumer, Food & Retail (CFR) Group has earned a reputation for providing superior service and achieving outstanding results in M&A advisory, capital raising, restructuring, and valuation.

    2020 M&A Advisory Rankings All U.S. Consumer, Food, and Retail Transactions

    Houlihan Lokey41
    Goldman Sachs & Co18
    BofA Securities Inc15
    Lincoln International13
    Source: Refinitiv (formerly known as Thomson Reuters)
  • Sectors

    CFR sectors

    We have built a reputation as a trusted advisor to companies in the CFR industry.

    We do this by combining our extensive market capabilities with our in-depth industry knowledge to help maximize shareholder value for our clients. Below are just some of the sectors in the broad range of CFR clients we serve.

  • Consumer Products

    • Apparel and Accessories
    • Beauty and Personal Care
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Consumer Services
    • Direct-to-Consumer/E-Commerce
    • DIY and Home Services
    • Enthusiast Brands
    • Fitness and Gym
    • Health and Wellness
    • Home Furnishings and Décor
    • Household and Home Products
    • Lawn and Garden
    • Luxury Goods
    • Mom and Baby
    • Outdoor and Active Lifestyle
    • Pet Products

    Food and Beverage

    • Agriculture and Commodities
    • Baked Goods and Snack Foods
    • Beer, Wine, and Spirits
    • Beverage
    • Branded Foods
    • Confections
    • Dairy
    • Distribution
    • Grocery
    • Ingredients
    • Meat and Protein Processing
    • Nutraceuticals
    • Pet Food
    • Private Label and Contract Manufacturing
    • Specialty Foods


    • Casual Dining
    • Family Dining
    • Fast-Casual
    • Fine Dining
    • Quick Service


    • Apparel and Accessories Retailers
    • Department Stores
    • Dollar Stores
    • Mass Merchant and Club Stores
    • Sporting Goods Retailers
    • Specialty Retailers
    • Specialty Retailers—Big Box

Contact Us

Jay Novak

Jay Novak

Managing Director
Global Head of the Consumer, Food & Retail Group

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