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Q3 Food & Beverage Mergers & Acquisitions Update

By Kim Levin | Sep 05, 2014

Grains and BreadM&A activity in the Food and Beverage sector for United States based target companies in Q2 2014 included 68 closed deals according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ.  According to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, activity during the second quarter of 2014 was anchored by a few large value deals. The U.S. retail and consumer industry exceeded year-over-year deal value by 104 percent and volume by 52 percent.

 

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Q2 Food & Beverage M&A Update

By Catherine Patience | May 30, 2014

SundaeM&A activity in the Food and Beverage sector for North American based target companies in Q1 2014 included 54 closed deals according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ. Approximately 80% of targets were acquired by strategic acquirers with the remained purchased by increasingly active private equity buyers. There continues to be a strong appetite among financials buyers to acquire organic branded food products along with vitamins and nutraceuticals.
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Food & Beverage Q1 M&A Update

By Kim Levin | Mar 21, 2014

MBeverage Cans&A activity in the North American Food and Beverage sector for Q4 2013 through Feb. 1, 2014 included 160 deals announced or closed according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ. The sentiment is cautiously optimistic for an uptick in M&A activity in the food and beverage sector for 2014 based on an improving economy and the recent announcement of some large deals:

• In January 2014, Suntory Holding acquired Beam, Inc., for $15.9 billion.

• In October 2013, Campbell Soup Company sold its European soups and sauces business to private equity group CVC Capital Partners for more than 400 million Euro.

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Food & Beverage M&A Activity Update

By Kim Levin | Jan 03, 2014

Grains and BreadM&A activity in the North American food and beverage sector in the third quarter of 2013 was sparked by 120 deals announced or closed in the period according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ. The most active subsectors included packaged food and meats, distillers and vintners and agricultural products. M&A activity was strong in 2012, with several major acquisitions including Campbell Soup’s acquisition of Bolt House, Kellogg’s acquisition of Pringles and Con Agra’s acquisition of Ralcorp. These transactions bode well for continued deal activity throughout 2013 as capital continues to become more available.

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Food & Beverage M&A Activity Update

By Kim Levin | Aug 23, 2013

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M&A activity was up in the Food & Beverage (“F&B”) sector in 2012. Transaction volume, aggregate value and multiples were all higher year over year as the economy showed improvement and tax-minded business owners got nervous about an impending capital gains hike. In Q1 2013 activity slowed as a result of tax-driven M&A deal activity that pulled transactions into Q4 2012. However, according to a report from Deloitte, trading multiples across various F&B industry sectors (food packagers, ingredients, beverages, and retail) increased modestly on average during Q1 2013, compared to Q4 2012.

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