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Retail falls out of favor with PE and VC

Total transaction value for PE and VC funding in consumer companies
Data: S&P Global Market Intelligence; Chart: Simran Parwani/Axios

Funding of retail companies plummeted in the fourth quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence shows.

Why it matters: Omicron, inflation, portending interest rate hikes and Russia's invasion of Ukraine took their turns causing investor angst during those time periods.

Be smart: While consumer staples tend to be fairly resilient during downturns, retail is much more sensitive to factors such as consumer sentiment and inflation.

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