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Tully & Holland is Attending
Winter Fancy Food Show
January 11-13, 2015
San Francisco, CA 
National Confectioners Association
2015 State of the Industry Conference
February 16-19, 2015
Miami, FL 

T & H Market Trends Index

LTM as of 1/19/2015

< 25     5.85x   1.50x
25 - 100     6.68x   1.39x
100 - 250     6.53x   1.35x
250 - 500     7.39x   2.20x
> 500     11.76x   3.99x

Source: Capital IQ

Data includes multiples between 3x and 25x excluding real estate and telecommunications transactions.


A selection of recently completed transactions by Tully & Holland, Inc. See listings >>

Tully & Holland
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Wellesley, MA 02481


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The Demand Index 2014 Full Year Summary

Performance By Industry
January 26, 2015 -   Median year-over-year 2014 demand grew 1.6% from 2013 on relatively flat circulation for the Demand Index companies. Median 2014 YoY demand growth was up 1.7% through the first half of the year, then was up 1.5% during the second half. >>>


Chain Store Sales Quarterly Update

Comparable Sales Tracking - Quarter 3 - 2014 
November 2014 - Tully & Holland reported a median 0.9% increase in comparable store sales.  Sixty-two of the chains monitored (58%) reported positive growth in same store sales in the quarter versus Q3 2013. >>>


Tully & Holland announces sale of The Victorian Paper Company


December 11, 2014 - Wellesley, MA-based Tully & Holland, Inc. ("T&H") is pleased to announce another successful M&A assignment in the direct marketing sector. Tully & Holland advised The Victorian Paper Company, d/b/a Victorian Trading Company in its sale to an affiliate of D Cubed Group, a New York- based private-market investment firm with a focus on direct and multichannel marketing companies and a select few other consumer-related sectors.  >>>


Tully & Holland Advises Global Protection Corporation


 October 6, 2014 - Wellesley, MA-based Tully & Holland, Inc. ("T&H") is pleased to announce its role as financial advisor to Global Protection Corporation ("GPC")  in its sale of an equity interest to Karex Berhad ("Karex"). >>>


Chain Store Sales Quarterly Update

Comparable Sales Tracking - Quarter 2 - 2014 
September 2014 - Tully & Holland reported a 1.4% median increase in comparable store sales.  Fifty-two of the chains monitored (50.5%) reported positive growth in same store sales in Q2 of 2014 versus Q2 of 2013. >>>


M&A Snapshots by Sector - Second Quarter 2014


Beverage Industry

July 2014 - Over the past 36 months, Tully & Holland has tracked 199 M&A transactions within the Beverage Industry.  YTD 2014 M&A activity has improved slightly since 2013 to a total of 36 transactions.  81% of the disclosed transaction values were below $25 million.  > > >



Food Industry

July 2014 - Over the past 36 months, Tully & Holland has tracked 533 M&A transactions within the US Food Industry.  YTD 2014's transaction volume has increased by 12% from the same time period in 2013.  > > >



E-Commerce and Catalog Industry

July 2014 - Over the past 36 months, Tully & Holland has tracked 180 transactions within the e-commerce and catalog industry.  YTD 2014 M&A activity has increased by 39% and 15% from the same time period in 2013 and 2012, respectively. > > >



Sweets, Snack & Confectionary Industry

May 2014 - Over the past 36 months, Tully & Holland has tracked 72 M&A transactions within the Sweets, Snack & Confectionary Industry.  Transaction activity was stable during 2012 and 2013, with 27 M&A transactions announced during each year.   > > >


Industry Updates


Flavors & Fragrances Update

August 2014 - Flavors and Fragrances is a $25 billion industry globally, growing at a compounded annual growth rate of 4.5% since 2006.  Increased consumption in emerging markets, recovery in developed economies, and innovation are likely to fuel growth going forward.  >>>


Craft Beer Update

July 2014 - In 2013 retail Craft Beer Sales grew an estimated 20%, from $11.9 billion to $14.3 billion, representing the industry's 8th consecutive year of double-digit sales growth.

Fiercely independent, craft brewers are less inclined to sell resulting in scarcity of sellers. This void combined with double-digit category growth has yielded premium valuations for those who are willing. >>>


Restaurant Industry Update

June 2014 - Substantial investment is taking place in three categories of the fast-casual restaurant segment; healthy dining chains, premium burger chains, and aritsan pizza concepts.  For the fifth consecutive year, the fast-casual segment's growth in traffic outpaced that of every other restaurant segment. >>>


US Internet Retail Industry Update

May 2014 - The internet retail industry has been a particularly hot topic of discussion over the past several weeks, with investors speculating whether Alibaba's recent IPO filing will be the largest in US history.  >>>


"Our deep industry knowledge in combination with 20 years of successfully completed transactions enables us to provide clients with sophisticated financial advice."


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Tim Tully, Tully & Holland's President and Head of Food & Consumer Group 

January 14, 2014 - Japan's Suntory Holdings Ltd. announced its offer to purchase Beam Inc. and its cachet of portfolio brands.    In the article, After $16B Beam Buyout, Smaller Booze Deals on Horizon, Tim Tully comments on the sizable deal.

Stuart Rose, Tully & Holland's Multichannel Merchant Group Managing Director
Internet Retailer

January 14, 2014 - Google this week said it would spend $3.2 billion to buy Nest, which runs the Nest.com online site and the store.nest.com e-commerce site. In the article, Google Cozies Up To Consumers In Their Homes, Stuart comments on the acquisition.