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.



New firm London Food Corporation eyes more M&A after Big Oz buy 14 Oct 2019

London Food Corporation, a new UK firm set up to buy a local gluten-free business out of administration, is considering more M&A.


Australia's Beston sells assets linked to stake in local seafood firm Ferguson 14 Oct 2019

Australia's Beston Global Food Co. has sold assets as part of its plan to dispose of its holdings in a local seafood firm.


Food industry M&A total down sharply year-on-year, says GlobalData 11 Oct 2019

Research and analysis organisation GlobalData has revealed total global food industry M&A volumes for August and for the year-to-date.


Flora owner Upfield linked with Violife acquisition 10 Oct 2019

Upfield, the Amsterdam-based business which is owned by the private-equity company KKR, has been linked with a deal to acquire a vegan food company.


Valeo Foods emerges as buyer for Matthew Walker Christmas puddings from 2 Sisters 10 Oct 2019

2 Sisters Food Group has found a buyer for its Christmas puddings operation after putting the business up for sale earlier this year.


Pernigotti investor to back confectioner after asset sale 10 Oct 2019

Pernigotti, the Italy-based confectioner, is to press on with the support of its current investor after selling off a division.


Grupo Bimbo executes deal for UK private-label bakery Mr Bagels 10 Oct 2019

The UK unit of Mexico-based Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest bakery business, has acquired a local private-label manufacturer.


Eyeing alternatives - meat companies with stakes in meat-free 9 Oct 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.


US better-for-you snacks brand Popchips snapped up by PE firm VMG 9 Oct 2019

A US private-equity firm has bought local snacks brand Popchips for an undisclosed sum, it has been announced.


JBS' business dealings reportedly called into question by US senators 9 Oct 2019

Two US senators have reportedly called for an investigation into business deals struck by Brazilian meat processor JBS.


Hain Celestial sells US brands Arrowhead Mills, SunSpire to Hometown Food Company 8 Oct 2019

US food group Hain Celestial has sold two domestic brands to the private-equity-backed Hometown Food Company.


Simple Mills sells minority stake to investor Vestar Capital 7 Oct 2019

Simple Mills, a US-based producer of "natural" crackers, cookies and baking mixes, has sold a minority stake to a private-equity investor.


PE-backed halal firm Isla Delice buys Belgian peer 7 Oct 2019

Isla Délice, the France-based supplier of halal meat products, has snapped up a business over the border in Belgium.


Fipso forms ham joint venture with Germany's Sauels 7 Oct 2019

France-based pork cooperative Fipso has formed a joint venture in its home market for ham products and plans to build a new facility.


PAI Partners 'in talks to buy Hain Celestial UK arm' 4 Oct 2019

Hain Daniels, the UK-based arm of US food group Hain Celestial, is reportedly being eyed by a major private-equity investor in the food industry.


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