Food & Beverage Update : Fourth Quarter 2012
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 increased in the fourth quarter of 2012. The number of announced M&A transactions amounted to 1250, this is a 14% increase compared with the third quarter of 2012 (being 1097). Compared with the last quarter of 2011, the number of transactions has slightly increased by 8% from 1159 to 1250.
In Q4’12 the number of announced Belgian transactions in all industries has reached it’s year high with 59 transactions. Compared with Q3’12, deal activity has strongly risen by 69%. Year on year the deal volume has augmented from 39 to 59 (a 51% increase).
Looking at the European Food and Beverage industry, 81 transactions were announced in the last quarter of 2012. This is slightly below the 2012 year record in Q2’12 (88 transactions) but an increase by 29% compared with Q3’12 (being 63). Looking at the last quarter of 2011, deal activity has increased by 13% year on year.
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