Food & Beverage Update : First Quarter 2013
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
This quarter’s Food & Beverage Update, produced by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, 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
European M&A activity in all industries has slightly decreased in the first quarter of 2013. The number of announced M&A transactions amounted to 1238, which represents a 1% decrease compared with the last quarter of 2012. Considering the number of quarterly transactions year on year, there was an increase by 11% from 1109 to 1238 transactions.
In Q1’13 the number of announced Belgian transactions in all industries fell slightly below the 2012’s peak of 59 transactions in Q4’12. Compared with the last quarter of 2012, the number of transactions has decreased by 12%. Looking at the deal activity in Q1’12, the number of transactions has slightly increased by 4%, from 50 to 52 transactions.
81 transactions were announced in the European Food and Beverage industry in the first quarter of 2013. Compared with Q4’12, the quarterly transactions volume slightly decreased by 1%. When looking at the quarterly transaction volume in Q1’12 (being 74), there was an increase by 9%.
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