Consumer Products

Our consumer products Sector Leader is Denny Chandler. Denny has a 30-year track record of leading consumer products businesses successfully through transition and building market share and profits in challenging competitive circumstances. Prior to joining Akoya, Denny was CEO and Board Member of Identity Group Holdings; Chairman & CEO of SaberGuard; President & COO of ACCO Brands, and held senior executive positions with Bell+Howell, Walt Disney Company and Wilson Sporting Goods.

Akoya is focusing on the Consumer Products sector comprising of over $500 Billion of annual sales in the US. A consumer products company develops, manufactures and markets products through the following channels - Specialty Retailers, Wholesale Clubs, Food & Drug, Mass Merchants, ecommerce/online retailers, B2b or B2C Distributors and Independent Dealers.

We seek companies that fall within one or more of the following categories.

  • Unique products, technology or defensible market positions
  • Quality products, recognizable brands, established channels of distribution
  • Under-performing business requiring strategic realignment, new talent or additional capital
  • Steady cash flow but lacking sufficient funds to reach full potential
  • Companies run by owner/operators that wish to diversify holdings; remain with the business with partial ownership

Targeted Segments include

  • Housewares and Home Improvement
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Janitorial Supplies and Equipment
  • Home Office, School and Office Products.