Food and Beverage Update: Second Quarter 2010

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC



This quarter’s Food & Beverage Update, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), summarizes the most recent transactions along with information on the most active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.

This quarter’s highlights include:

  • M&A activity in the private label segment remains robust, a trend that is expected to continue as a result of the strong secular shift towards private label offerings.
    • Recent consolidation in the private label pasta market further illustrates this trend. During the first half of 2010 alone, both leading domestic private label pasta players announced transactions
  • The private label industry has increased market share over the past decade as product quality and the overall value proposition to consumers has continued to evolve.
    • Additionally, private label products continue to be vital to retailers seeking to create differentiated product assortments.

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