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.



UK foodservice supplier Pasta King bought by former Tayto boss 22 Oct 2019

UK foodservice supplier Pasta King has been bought by two local businessmen, one of whom was CEO of a snacks business.


Goya Foods not for sale, says CEO 22 Oct 2019

The chief executive of Goya Foods has spoken out on the US media report claiming the supplier of Hispanic foods is in talks to sell a majority stake to private-equity firm Carlyle.


Nestle forms new strategy unit 22 Oct 2019

Nestlé is to start the new year with a unit looking at the world's largest food maker's "group strategy and business development".


Kraft Heinz backs cannabis firm Flowhub 22 Oct 2019

US food giant Kraft Heinz has led a US$23m Series A funding round in a Denver, Colorado-based cannabis tech firm.


Big Food's stake in the future - in-house venture-capital funds  22 Oct 2019

Kraft Heinz is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area. Here's our guide of notable VC arms.


HKScan flags possibility of more job losses under restructuring exercise 22 Oct 2019

HKScan is initiating statutory negotiations with employees under the Finnish meat processor's previously announced restructuring exercise.


Goya Foods 'in talks to sell majority stake to PE giant Carlyle' 21 Oct 2019

Goya Foods, the US-based supplier of Hispanic foods, is reportedly in discussions to sell a majority stake to a private-equity firm.


Hipp shareholders buy German muesli business Barnhouse 21 Oct 2019

Germany-based cereal business Barnhouse Naturprodukte is set to have new owners, with the investors major names in the baby-food sector.


Flatbread maker Casa Della Piada acquires peer Gastone in all-Italian deal 18 Oct 2019

Italy's Casa Della Piada, a breadmaker owned by investment business Aksia, has acquired a local peer for an undisclosed sum.


European "food tech" investment to double in 2019 - study 18 Oct 2019

The amount of money invested in European "food tech" companies is expected to more than double year-on-year in 2019, according to venture-capital fund Five Seasons Ventures.


Dangote Flour Mills investors give green light to bid from Olam International 17 Oct 2019

The shareholders of Nigeria-based flour and pasta supplier Dangote Flour Mills have given their backing to a takeover bid from one of the world's largest agri-food businesses.


Flora maker Upfield to buy Violife owner Arivia 17 Oct 2019

Plant-based spreads business Upfield Group of the Netherlands has acquired a vegan food company in Greece. 


Danone makes "minority investment" in US plant-based dairy business Forager Project 17 Oct 2019

French dairy giant Danone has invested in a US plant-based organic dairy company through its venture capital fund.


Cal-Maine Foods buys local peer Mahard Egg Farm 16 Oct 2019

Cal-Maine Foods, the largest producer of fresh shell eggs in the US, has snapped up a local peer to boost its presence in the south of the country.


PZ Cussons 'mulling options for Australian yogurt maker' 16 Oct 2019

UK-based consumer-goods giant PZ Cussons is reportedly weighing up its options over the future of its Australian yogurt business Five:Am.


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