In almost every product category there is overcapacity in the Private Label manufacturing, and over the past decade this has led to a surge in mergers and takeovers. Consolidation of the private label manufacturing industry has created large professional players who, often on a pan-European scale, work side-by-side with retailers. IPLC has been involved in numerous projects in which assistance was provided in competition and market analysis or commercial due diligence.
The Private Label market is far less transparent than that of national brands, and in a merger or takeover, it is therefore essential to collect as much information as possible in the preliminary phase. The database of IPLC has proved to be an invaluable source of information and can offer access to qualitative and quantitative market information combined with insight into the competition landscape.
Commercial due diligence
Manufacturers in the Private Label industry generally work with annual supply contracts, and it is of vital importance in cases of mergers or takeovers to have reliable insight into the quality and sustainability of the manufacturer’s turnover. IPLC offers a comprehensive service to establish the true value of a company’s Private Label contracts.