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.



Italian dried-fruit company Manuzzi sells majority stake to local PE firm Hyle 21 Apr 2021

Manuzzi, an Italy-based dried fruit and nuts business, has sold a majority stake in the company to a local private-equity firm.


Mexico's Sigma invests in plant-based start-up The Live Green Co. 20 Apr 2021

Mexico-based food group Sigma Alimentos has acquired a minority stake in a Chile-headquartered, plant-based start-up for an undisclosed sum.


Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat 20 Apr 2021

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.


Aviko, Eurofrits launch plant-based venture in Spain 20 Apr 2021

Two European food manufacturers have set up a plant-based venture in Spain to supply products such as nuggets and burgers.


Vertical farmer Infarm 'exploring public listing via SPAC deal' 20 Apr 2021

Vertical-farming business Infarm in Germany is said to be exploring a potential initial public share offering some eight years after its founding.


JBS takeover will allow us to move faster – Vivera CEO 19 Apr 2021

Dutch plant-based protein business Vivera has explained the rationale behind its proposed sale to Brazilian meat giant JBS.


Walter & Wild snaps up Emerald Foods Group in all-New Zealand deal 19 Apr 2021

New Zealand's Walter & Wild has acquired a local ice-cream maker for an undisclosed sum, it has announced.


The Fresh Factory buys US bar maker Phyter Food 19 Apr 2021

The Fresh Factory, a plant-based food and drink contract manufacturer in the US, has acquired a local snack bar business.


Brazil's JBS confirms deal for meat-free firm Vivera 19 Apr 2021

Brazil-based meat giant JBS has entered an agreement to acquire a Europe headquartered meat-free company.


Snow Days emerges as new business under HumanCo umbrella 19 Apr 2021

The founder and CEO of HumanCo, a US-based investment firm and holding company, has started a new business making clean-label pizza snacks.


US firm McLovin's Pet Food gets new owner 19 Apr 2021

The California-based pet-food supplier has agreed to a takeover bid from a NASDAQ-listed holding company looking to acquire "consumer goods businesses".


China D2C dairy business Adopt A Cow gets KKR backing 19 Apr 2021

The buy-out house said the Chinese firm had a "disruptive strategy to change the way dairy is produced, marketed and sold to customers".


JBS said to be vying to acquire plant-based business Vivera 19 Apr 2021

Brazilian meat processor JBS is said to be in advanced talks to acquire a meat-free business in Europe.


Kerry's dairy plans curdle – but probably only for now 16 Apr 2021

A possible deal for Kerry Group's dairy assets has been put on ice but it's unlikely to be a complete souring of the Irish company's moves away from consumer foods.


Sweden's Bayn Europe makes clutch of acquisitions 16 Apr 2021

Bayn Group, which has snapped up a number of businesses offering reduced-sugar foods in the last year, has continued its M&A push.


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