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Food & Beverage Update: Fourth Quarter 2012

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC


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

Highlights include:

  • M&A activity in the Food & Beverage (“F&B”) industry increased in Q4 2012, notwithstanding headwinds from the ongoing Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the tightening of government monetary measures in many emerging markets.
  • A significant capital overhang and tax-motivated M&A activity was seen to be supportive of continued strength in M&A activity in the F&B industry through the last quarter of 2012.
  • Given the challenges of rising commodity costs, a tepid economy and the need for a strong innovation portfolio, the F&B industry is set for another strong wave of consolidation in 2013 as manufacturers seek to realize the benefits of scale in dealing with these issues.

To read more, download the Food & Beverage Update.

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