Combining extensive market capabilities with in-depth industry knowledge to serve up fresh perspectives

Houlihan Lokey’s Consumer, Food & Retail (CFR) Group guides companies on their M&A, restructuring and financial advisory matters, and assists in raising debt and equity capital.

In 2015, Thomson Reuters ranked us the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. consumer, food & retail transactions.

We have built a reputation as a trusted advisor to companies in the CFR industry, combining extensive market capabilities with our in-depth industry knowledge to help maximize shareholder value for our clients.

Consumer Products

  • Apparel and accessories
  • Home and giftware
  • Consumer electronics
  • Household products
  • Consumer services
  • Luxury goods
  • Direct marketing
  • Private label
  • DIY
  • Sporting goods
  • Health, beauty aids and personal care
  • Toys

Food & Beverage

  • Agriculture and commodities
  • Baked goods and snack foods
  • Beverage
  • Branded foods
  • Confections
  • Dairy
  • Distribution
  • Grocery
  • Ingredients
  • Meat and protein processing
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Private label and contract manufacturing
  • Specialty foods
  • Wineries


  • 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

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Contact the Head of the Consumer, Food & Retail Group

Jay Novak
Managing Director


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