Food and Beverage M&A Update

2Q 2019


  • The second quarter of 2019 is off to a slow start with less deals closed than previous quarters
  • Investors are moving up market to fewer but more sizeable companies
  • Private equity firms are showing a slight uptick in market share against strategic acquirers in terms of deal activity
  • The Cookies and Fruit Snacks businesses of Kellogg's (NYS: K) was acquired by Ferrero International for $1.3 billion on July 29, 2019. With this acquisition, Ferrero further strengthens its position in the key North American market by adding these iconic brands to their portfolio.
  • Stock prices and valuation multiples trend downwards through 2018 and slightly rebound into 2Q 2019

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