Q4 2021

Food and Beverage M&A Update


  • The Food & Beverage industry index rose 13.0% in 2021 but was outperformed by the S&P 500 index, which increased 25.3% in the same period.
  • M&A deal volume was up 65.6% to 313 completed transactions in Q4 2021 from 189 deals in Q3.
  • Strategic buyers accounted for 57.3% of deal volume in 2021 vs PE investors with 42.7%.
  • North America was the most active region in Q4 followed by Europe.
  • Stock prices have trended higher while the EV/Revenue and EV/EBITDA multiples trended slightly lower in Q4 2021 from Q3 levels.

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