Food & Beverage Update: Second Quarter 2012
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
This quarter’s Food & Beverage Update, produced by Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF), summarizes the most recent transactions within this industry along with information on the most active buyers, current transaction valuation multiples and an overview of the public market’s perception of the industry.
- M&A activity in the Food & Beverage (“F&B”) industry increased in Q2 2012, despite caution surrounding the Eurozone crisis and slowing growth in key emerging markets. Notwithstanding these headwinds, a significant capital overhang and tax-motivated M&A activity are expected to be supportive of continued strength in M&A activity in the F&B industry through the remainder of 2012.
- Announced transactions increased 8.7% for Q2 2012 in comparison to Q1 2011.
- The F&B industry outperformed broader market average returns modestly during Q2 2012, as the F&B Index rose 2.1% compared to a 2.5% decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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