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 Snacking industry is evolving as empowered consumers increasingly seek flavorful, nutritional, and sustainable products to fuel their on-the-go lifestyles. Snacks are replacing meals with convenience driving increased consumption, which has contributed to substantial market growth in recent years. Changing demographics and the influential millennial cohort — as well as the overarching healthy and responsible food movement — are impacting purchasing behavior, with premiumization acting as a driving force behind product innovation and variety. M&A activity is accelerating as buyers seek innovative, fast-growing brands to expand their portfolios in trending categories with a keen focus on healthy, fresh, functional, and better-for-you snacks. PepsiCo, Mondelez, Campbell Soup Company, and ConAgra Brands are among the major food and beverage players to recently complete acquisitions in the space.

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) is a member of Global M&A Partners, a global partnership of independent investment banks structured to provide clients with unparalleled sector-focused access to strategic relationships, investors, and opportunities globally. With partner offices in more than 30 countries, 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 in order to drive value in a timely fashion. The GMAP Food & Beverage sector team comprises dedicated M&A professionals with representatives from 18 countries, including those with the highest Food & Beverage activity in the world: Brazil, China, France, Germany, and the U.S.

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