Latest Insights

How Covid-19 might shape food M&A 5 May 2020

Out of the blue, Covid-19 has arrived to, M&A advisor Stefan Kirk argues, shake life into the food M&A market once the pandemic recedes.

Why food M&A has dried up 3 Dec 2019

Data suggests pressure on deal-making in the packaged food industry in 2019. M&A advisor Stefan Kirk puts forward some possible reasons.

What are the next major markets for gluten-free? Poland touted as one to watch in Europe 12 Oct 2016

It has been markets in western Europe, notably Italy, Germany and the UK, where gluten-free has taken hold but the sector is building in countries further east. In just-food's series of market spotlights on the next five countries manufacturers should target, John Shepherd looks at Poland.

Colian hungry for international growth after Elizabeth Shaw buy – interview 21 May 2016

Colian Group is a Polish food maker behind well-known local brands including Jutrzenka sweet treats and Goplana chocolate. Earlier this month, Colian entered into an agreement to acquire upmarket UK chocolate group Elizabeth Shaw. Jan Kolanski, the president of Colian's management board, spoke to just-food about the group's plans.

M&A Watch: Where next in eastern Europe could Maspex pounce? 25 Feb 2015

Poland-based food and drink group Maspex has grown to become one of the sector's largest companies in central and eastern Europe. A move in December for parts of local peer Agros Nova's business pushed Maspex's turnover above EUR1bn. In his latest M&A Watch column, Stefan Kirk of advisory firm Glenboden, looks where Maspex could swoop next.

Latest News

Resource Partners adds to Polish dog food portfolio with Atlantic Products deal 10 May 2021

Private equity firm Resource Partners, which already own the Polish dog treat business Maced, has added a local peer to its portfolio.

Turkey's Kervan Gida takes majority stake in confectionery peer ZPC Otmuchow 7 May 2021

Turkish confectionery company Kervan Gida, which completed an IPO in December, has announced an investment in a peer in Poland.

Two deals in two days as Orkla snaps up Poland's Ambasador92 2 Mar 2021

Norway-based food group Orkla has announced its second acquisition in 24 hours, with the purchase of a Polish sales and distribution company.

Polish grocer Biedronka to appeal watchdog fine 16 Dec 2020

Biedronka, the largest food retailer in Poland by market share, is to launch a legal fight over a fine issued on the business by the country's competition watchdog.

Sweden's Bayn adds to acquisition spree with stake in Poland's Amerpharma 9 Sep 2020

Sweden's Bayn Group has struck another deal in Europe with a stake in a jams and spots nutrition business.

Poland watchdog to probe retrospective rebates 8 Sep 2020

Poland's competition watchdog is to look into an often-used mechanism in the contracts between suppliers and grocery retailers.

Polish retailer Biedronka under watchdog scrutiny for "unfair" contractual practises 30 Sep 2019

Jeronimo Martins' discount retailer in Poland is under investigation by the country's competition watchdog.

Polish meat business Henryk Kania bats away takeover bid from peer Tarczynski 28 Aug 2019

Troubled Polish meat business Henryk Kania has described a bid to take over the business by a local peer as "premature".

Embattled Polish meat processor Henryk Kania seeks financing 9 Jul 2019

Poland's Henryk Kania is inviting proposals from financial institutions to raise funds for working capital as the meat processor undergoes restructuring.

Polish food firm Maspex gets further round of European funding 10 Apr 2019

Poland-based food and drink manufacturer Maspex Group is getting another cash injection from the European Investment Bank.

Latest blogs

Analysing the next key markets for gluten-free 6 Oct 2016

Hardly a day goes by when just-food is not reporting on the launch of a product that is gluten-free, a category that is now significant in markets like the US and the UK. But where could be the next major markets for gluten-free?

Orkla goes with its gut on latest acquisition 4 Oct 2016

Orkla, one of the largest consumer goods companies in the Nordic region, has added to its portfolio this week with an acquisition of a brand in the health sector.