Updated January 2020 — The Global M&A Partners (GMAP) Food & Beverage Newsletter highlights capital markets and mergers and acquisitions activity, financial and operating performance of certain publicly-traded companies, and trends and issues affecting the industry.
The global Food Ingredients market is growing and becoming more specialized to meet consumer demand for functional and nutritional benefits in foods. The M&A market remains robust and valuations are at peak multiples, a function of strong strategic buyer demand, substantial availability of private equity capital, and low interest rates. Recent transactions including the pending acquisition of Frutarom Industries by International Flavors & Fragrances and Parker Products by The Riverside Company underscore a high level of strategic and financial buyer activity.
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) is a member of GMAP, a global partnership of independent investment banks structured to provide clients unparalleled sector-focused access to strategic relationships, investors, and opportunities globally. With partner offices in more than 50 countries across 5 continents, the partnership drives premium value for our clients by ensuring the highest quality and most relevant potential buyers are involved in BGL processes. When international buyers are interested in acquiring our clients, bridging cultural, language, and stylistic gaps becomes extremely important to drive value in a timely fashion. The GMAP Food & Beverage sector team is comprised of dedicated M&A professionals, with representatives from 14 countries including those with the highest Food & Beverage activity in the world such as Brazil, China, France, Germany, and the United States.
BGL and GMAP remain very active in the Food Ingredients industry and are currently mandated on several engagements. Daniel Gomez of BGL will be participating at IFT18 in July and Supply Side West in November.
We welcome the opportunity to speak with you, your clients, or constituents about these trends and your future growth plans in today’s competitive landscape.