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 Health and Wellness sector within the Food & Beverage industry is thriving as consumers feast on clean and healthy products in the pursuit of a more holistic approach to diet and nutrition. Changing consumer preferences and a favorable regulatory climate are stimulating demand for wholesome products which, in turn, is fueling an active M&A market. Healthful brands are on the menu as buyers look to accelerate market penetration and growth, with Hershey, Campbell Soup Company, Conagra Brands, and Keurig Dr Pepper among the large food and beverage companies to recently complete transactions in the space.
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. 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 team is comprised of dedicated M&A professionals, with representatives from more than 15 partner countries across 4 continents, including those with the highest food and beverage activity in the world such as Brazil, China, France, Germany, and the United States.
BGL and GMAP remain very active in the Health and Wellness sector. Daniel Gomez, Head of BGL’s Food & Beverage practice, will be participating at the Winter Fancy Food show in January and Natural Products Expo West in March.
We welcome the opportunity to speak with you, your clients, or constituents about these trends and strategic alternatives in today’s competitive landscape.