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.

Condiments maker Litehouse buys peer Sky Valley Foods 23 May 2019

Litehouse today (23 May) announced the acquisition of a fellow US condiments supplier to expand its presence into another part of the store.

Marbour Foods eyes production boost for new asset Sibell 23 May 2019

Marbour Foods has acquired France-based crisp maker Sibell, which had been under judicial administration since February.

US meat firm Perdue Farms buy local beef business Panorama 23 May 2019

Perdue Farms, the US meat packing business, has acquired a local organic beef specialist for an undisclosed sum.

Lactalis linked to Nuova Castelli acquisition 23 May 2019

French dairy giant Lactalis has been linked in media reports with a deal to take over an Italian cheese maker.

Fonterra mulls future of Nestle joint venture as strategic review takes in China, Australia operations 23 May 2019

Fonterra is in discussions with Nestlé over its joint venture in Brazil as part of a strategic review of the New Zealand-based dairy giant's group operations.

"The demand from clients for ideas is much higher" - Deutsche Bank’s Joe DiMondi on what’s driving food M&A – and what advisers can bring to the table 22 May 2019

Joe DiMondi, an M&A veteran at Deutsche Bank, sets out what's driving food M&A – and what advisers can bring to the table.

2 Sisters confirms Matthew Walker sale plans as another plant closure looms 21 May 2019

2 Sisters Food Group confirmed the UK-based poultry processor is conducting a sale of its Christmas pudding business, along with the planned closure of a poultry plant.

Fledgling firm The Saucy Affair "presses pause", seeks funds for relaunch 21 May 2019

The Saucy Affair is to temporarily disappear from shelves as part of plans to overhaul the fledgling UK brand of chilled sauces, the company's majority shareholder has said.

Canada's Premium Brands Holdings reveals "cornerstone" investor 21 May 2019

Premium Brands Holdings has announced investment the Canadian manufacturer said would be used in part for further M&A.

Bella Bulgaria takes over Hungarian foodservice supplier Marathon Foods 21 May 2019

Bella Bulgaria has extended its presence in central and eastern Europe by buying a Hungary-based foodservice supplier.

Deals involving European agri-food tech start-ups rise - study 21 May 2019

European start-ups in the food and agriculture technology sector raised US$1.6bn in funding last year, led by the UK and France.

Canada's Fiasco Gelato secures investment from BDC Capital 21 May 2019

Fiasco Gelato, based in Calgary, Canada, has been backed by the investment arm of one of the country's banks.

Ital Passion gets private-equity investment from Arkea Capital, Azulis Capital 20 May 2019

Ital Passion, a France-based supplier and importer of food products from Italy, has attracted investment from two private-equity firms.

Aussie confectioner Yowie criticises Aurora Funds Management bid 20 May 2019

Yowie Group, the Australia-based confectioner, has issued its response to the latest takeover bid to come in for the business.

UK fruit supplier Jupiter acquires Dutch peer Cool Fresh International 20 May 2019

UK-based fruit supplier Jupiter Group has acquired a Dutch peer for an undisclosed sum, it has announced.

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