Consumer Products

Head of this sector team is M. John Tilson from the firm Brown Gibbons & Lang.

We have an extensive track record in mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital-raising services spanning across the entire consumer and retail spectrum. We provide market participants with expert insights into the trends influencing their business. We have developed substantial buyer/ investor intelligence through our ongoing dialog with thought leaders and investors.

Branded Consumer

Our professionals have specific experience and expertise in the following subsectors:

  • Active Lifestyle
  • Apparel
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Health & Beauty
  • Holiday
  • Home D├ęcor
  • Household Products
  • Juvenile & Toy
  • Kitchen and Bath
  • Lighting
  • Outdoor Products
  • Personal Care
  • Pet
  • Ready to Assemble Furniture
  • Sporting Goods


We have market technical expertise to assist branded and managed market place eCommerce platforms to be optimally positioned to achieve outlier valuations

Areas of Expertise:

  • Amazon-centric, FBA
  • Brands with eCommerce Strategies
  • Digitally Native Brands
  • Omnichannel Retailers

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Key Contact

Our teams are at your disposal to add value to your transactions

John R. Tilson
+1 312 658-1600 Ext.4770
+ 1312 961 7756

John Tilson is focused on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance for entrepreneurs and private equity clients. John has over twenty years of transaction experience and has built substantial knowledge of and relationships in the consumer products sector. John serves as the Consumer Products Sector team leader for Global M&A Partners. Before joining Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, John was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group at Duff & Phelps LLC. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Banc One Capital Markets in Chicago. In addition, he was a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at First Chicago Capital markets, founding the Detroit office for the firm in 1996. John began his investment banking career in 1990 with American National Bank & Trust Company, a subsidiary of First National Bank of Chicago. John serves on the Chicago Board of Directors for the Gift of Adoption Fund.

Graduate of Concordia University, Montreal