Food M&A

Food M&A

just-food reports on the latest food industry mergers and acquisitions, provides analysis and commentary on the M&A deals that have happened - and may do so in the future - and talks to the leading players in the arena.



Infarm gets $100m investor funding to expand vertical-farming business 18 Jun 2019

Infarm, a Germany-based vertical farming business, has received US$100m in funding from a consortium of investors.


Emmi ups stake in Brazilian company Laticínios Porto Alegre   18 Jun 2019

Swiss dairy company Emmi has increased its stake in a Brazilian peer from 40% to 70%, it has announced.


Aroma acquires Dals Konfektyr in all-Swedish confectionery deal 17 Jun 2019

Swedish confectionery company Aroma has acquired local peer Dals Konfektyr for an undisclosed sum, it has revealed.


Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free 17 Jun 2019

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.


New Zealand Coastal Seafoods in takeover deal with XTV Networks amid planned share offer 17 Jun 2019

Seafood processor New Zealand Coastal Seafoods plans to list shares in Australia as part of a takeover deal.


Keytone Dairy expands China presence with deal for Australia's Omniblend 17 Jun 2019

New Zealand's Keytone Dairy is set to acquire an Australia-based manufacturer of health and wellness milk powders and UHT dairy drinks.


Maison Milhau becomes latest French meats firm sold to FnB Private Equity 14 Jun 2019

Maison Milhau, a French supplier of charcuterie products, has been sold, joining a local peer in private-equity hands.


Katjes' venture fund invests in Hampton Creek co-founder's new start-up PigOut 13 Jun 2019

Katjesgreenfood, the venture fund of German confectionery group Katjes, has invested in a new US plant-based food start-up.


Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds  13 Jun 2019

just-food presents a guide to some of the main in-house venture capital funds operated by major food businesses. 


UK's Samworth Brothers takes stake in local pie maker Higgidy 13 Jun 2019

UK food group Samworth Brothers has taken a minority stake in a local pie and quiche maker with an option to increase its holding in the future.


UK energy bar firm Wholebake buys Bounce snack brand 12 Jun 2019

Wholebake, a UK manufacturer of branded and white label energy bars, has acquired a local snacks brand for an undisclosed sum.


Nomad Foods ready to hit M&A trail again 12 Jun 2019

Nomad Foods, the UK-headquartered frozen foods business behind brands such as Birds Eye and Findus, has outlined its plans in relation to making further acquisitions.


Allergen-free biscuit firm Partake Foods secures seed funding 11 Jun 2019

Partake Foods, a fledgling US firm marketing a range of allergen-free biscuits, has attracted seed funding from investors including the chief growth officer of Beyond Meat.


Meal-replacement start-up YFood Labs secures funds 11 Jun 2019

German meal-replacement start-up YFood Labs has secured funding from a group of investors as it seeks to expand and take on more staff.


Dutch food group Vivera makes plant-based food pledge 11 Jun 2019

Vivera Foodgroup, the Netherlands-based manufacturer, has announced a change in its strategy in relation to plant-based food and meat products.


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