Consumer & Retail

Our Consumer Group offers innovative financing solutions and strategic advice to leading companies across the Consumer industry. Our team of specialists provides clients with deeply informed and insightful guidance tailored to their objectives.

Working in tandem with our firm's product specialists, we craft solutions for clients in four core segments: Food, Beverage + Tobacco, Consumer Products, Retail, and Restaurant, Leisure + Consumer Services. Our solutions span an array of client needs from debt and equity issuance, balance-sheet optimization and recapitalizations to strategic alternatives and acquisition financing.

Creative financing for consumer-facing enterprises

Mizuho has helped structure and finance some of the largest recent M&A transactions in the consumer sector. We also have extensive expertise in cross-border acquisition finance, leveraged finance, and financing trade in agricultural commodities.


  • Financial Advisor, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Lead Arranger on Roark Capital Group’s planned acquisition of Subway and related LBO financing
  • Financial Advisor to FGF Brands on the sale of its Pies and Mini Iced Cupcake businesses to the Rise Baking Company and Café Valley, respectively
  • In connection with Walgreen Boots Alliance’s sale of the shares of Cencora (formerly known as AmerisourceBergen), served as Lead Counterparty on multiple variable prepaid forward transactions
  • In connection with Bunge’s proposed merger with Viterra, served as Joint Lead Arranger and Agent on the $7.7 billion acquisition financing
  • Active Bookrunner on Norwegian Cruise Line’s $790 million High Yield senior secured note issuance
  • In connection with Kroger’s proposed $24.6 billion merger with Albertsons, served as Agent, Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner on a $12.6 billion senior unsecured bridge loan, $3.0 billion senior unsecured term loan and $1.7 billion senior unsecured term loan



Industry expertise


  • Food & Beverage
  • Consumer Goods (Non- Food)
  • Retail & Restaurants

  • Consumer Services
  • Digitally Native Brands/Ecommerce  
  • Out of Home Entertainment  
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