Home Improvement Retail

The granular insights to achieve outsized M&A outcomes for Hardware Store and Home Centers owners.

Hardware Stores and Home Centers – A Growing Consolidation Opportunity

In late 2022, Anchor Peabody initiated M&A coverage of hardware stores and home centers (“hardlines”) and agriculture distribution to bring our M&A expertise to an extremely fragmented part of the building industry. With an abundance of sophisticated buyers gaining steam in a consolidation effort which is still in its infancy – Anchor Peabody is well-positioned to deliver outsized M&A results to our clients.

Brett Millard

Managing Director
Home Improvement Retail

Brett joined Anchor Peabody as a Vice President in 2019 to focus entirely on M&A in the U.S. building industry. He has over 10 years of financial advisory and investment banking experience, five years of experience in building products serving the home improvement retail and lumber and building material (LBM) sectors. After attending Butler University, Brett started his finance career at Periculum Capital, a boutique investment bank in Indianapolis. Prior to joining the Anchor Peabody team, Brett joined Duff & Phelps’ (now Kroll) in the M&A group before working in Robert W. Baird’s consumer M&A group in Chicago. During his time with Anchor Peabody, Brett has closed over 15 transactions and over $3 billion worth of industry transactions.

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