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.



France's Lea Nature acquires local honey business Famille Mary 26 Nov 2020

Compagnie Léa Nature, a France-based organic food business, has acquired a local honey specialist, it has revealed.


Bega Cheese confirmed as Lion Dairy & Drinks' new owner 26 Nov 2020

Australia's Bega Cheese wins the day in a long-running episode to acquire a local business in food and beverages. 


Unilever to acquire US vitamins business SmartyPants 26 Nov 2020

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever is to beef up its health and wellness offering through the acquisition of a US-based vitamins business.


Fresh funding for Canadian condiments firm Mother Raw 25 Nov 2020

The fledgling firm has closed its Series A round and is looking to speed up its growth in North America.


Fortune International buys US meat and seafood peer Neesvig's 25 Nov 2020

US-based Fortune International, an importer, processor and distributor of seafood and meat products, has acquired a local peer.


McCormick reveals plans to boost newly-acquired Cholula brand 25 Nov 2020

US spice and sauce giant McCormick has outlined how it plans to grow the business of its new acquisition, hot sauce brand Cholula.


Nestle to sell Yinlu business in China to Food Wise Co. 25 Nov 2020

Nestlé is to sell a business unit n China that has been on the blocks for some time to Food Wise Co., it has announced.


Czech consortium confirms interest in Fortenova frozen-food assets 25 Nov 2020

The potential sale of Fortenova Group's frozen-food business has moved to the second round of bids, a suitor for the Croatia-based company's assets has confirmed to just-food.


US CBD firm Vertical Wellness acquires The Organic Candy Factory 24 Nov 2020

Vertical Wellness, a US firm specialising in health and wellness products based on cannabinoids, has acquired a local better-for-you confectionery business.


McCormick & Co. to buy hot-sauce maker Cholula from PE firm L Catterton 24 Nov 2020

US spice and sauce giant McCormick & Co. is to acquire a hot-sauce company from local private-equity firm L Catterton.


Aryzta makes new appointments in pursuit of asset-disposal plan 24 Nov 2020

Aryzta has made two appointments to support its asset-disposal plan in pursuit of a simplified business model to turn around its financial performance.


Lion Dairy sale to Bega Cheese not done deal, says Kirin 24 Nov 2020

Japan's Kirin Holdings has responded to speculation its Lion Dairy & Drinks business in Australia is to be sold to Bega Cheese.


Spangler Candy Co. buys Bit-O-Honey brand from US peer Pearson's 23 Nov 2020

US confectionery business Spangler Candy Company has acquired the Bit-O-Honey brand from a local peer.


Modern Meat solidifies US entry with Real Vision Foods co-packing deal 23 Nov 2020

Modern Meat, a manufacturer of plant-based products and sauces in Canada, has solidified its entry to the US on the back of a deal with JDW Distributors.


HelloFresh acquires US ready meals firm Factor75 23 Nov 2020

German meal-kit firm HelloFresh has acquired a US ready-to-eat meal company in a deal worth up to US$277m.


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