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Oghma Partners report: UK food and beverage M&A hits 11-year high in summer 2021

T2 food M&A hits £3.9bn as 48% of T2 buyers came from outside the UK
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North America: Plant-based delivery platform eyes Israel expansion as fiscal Q1 revenue rockets 3000%

PlantX ends quarter with a working capital of C$14.9 million after closing three acquisitions
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Europe: Gopuff acquires UK delivery platform Dija

Ultra-fast delivery sector consolidation continues as Gopuff expands further into European market
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UK: Bounce Energy ball maker acquired by Elysian Capital

Private equity house enters “highly attractive” snack bar market for undisclosed sum
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Canada: Zoglo’s makes production and innovation gains with latest plant-based acquisition

CSE-listed company establishes agreement to purchase European foodtech business Monday Swiss as it sets its ...
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US: PepsiCo offloads Tropicana juice business to focus on healthy snacks and zero-calorie drinks segments

CPG giant establishes joint venture with buyer PAI Partners to retain 39% non-controlling stake in ...
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Grant Thornton report: Industry M&A slowed in Q2

Deal value increased significantly during second quarter as overseas investors accounted for 10 of 33 ...
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Canada: WM Partners acquires plant-based protein powder firm Vega

Middle-market private equity firm WM Partners has acquired Vega, which sells plant-based protein powder in ...
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UK: Healthy snack business acquired by S-Ventures for £7.5m

Pulsin joins venture capital firm’s portfolio as it expands interest in health and wellness foods ...
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US: Paine Schwartz Partners acquires Suja Life

San Mateo, California-based private equity firm Paine Schwartz Partners has acquired organic cold-pressured beverages company ...
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UK: Saputo continues M&A spree with UK cheese maker

Wensleydale Dairy Products’ activities to be bought in £23m deal that will bolster the dairy ...
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UK: Duracell battery maker bolsters sport nutrition business with £1.3m acquisition

Supreme will use the SCI-MX brand to scale its growing nutrition and wellness arm
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US: Danone CVC acquires majority stake in coconut water brand

Dairy behemoth’s VC arm to support Harmless Harvest’s continued growth as company forecasts over $100 ...
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UK: Kerry Group acquires preservation technology following disposal of meats and meals business

Niacet deal to be funded using proceeds of meats and meals business sell-off
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UK: Just Eat closes Grubhub acquisition and pivots US strategy

New combined group looks to adapt North American strategy to focus on Grubhub “strongholds” instead ...
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Turkey: Kraft Heinz boosts “taste elevation” efforts with Assan Foods acquisition

Istanbul-headquartered sauce business purchased for $100 million with deal expected to close in H1 2021
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US: INW acquires Capstone Nutrition to bolster supplements portfolio

Capstone CEO James Leishman will take on CEO role for combined company
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Analysis: Saputo sets four-year $2.13bn EBITDA target amid pledge to lead in dairy-alternative market

Key points from the dairy giant's four-year strategic plan to build out its ecommerce platform ...
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UK: Ferrero builds on biscuit arsenal with Burton’s acquisition

Jammie Dodger and Wagon Wheel producer generated sales of more than £275m in the last ...
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Canada: Saputo acquires vegan Sheese brand Bute Island Foods

Dairy giant invests C$187m in strategic M&A, including a value-added ingredients manufacturer's speciality protein facility
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US: Whole Earth Brands plots further M&A in clean-label sweetener and baking categories

Nasdaq-listed Sweetener manufacturer looks to diversify its product offering as recent acquisitions are fully integrated ...
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US: Good Natured acquires green plastic sheets producer

Vancouver-based Good Natured has acquired the operating assets of Ex-Tech Plastics for cash consideration of ...
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Canada: Quebec investors acquire Dion Herbs & Spices Français

The company sells 450 product varieties available in more than 1,000 retail outlets in Canada ...
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Canada: Foodtastic acquires Copper Branch vegan restaurants

Montreal-based restaurant franchiser Foodtastic has acquired the Copper Branch vegan restaurant brand.
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Ireland: Bain Capital acquires Valeo Foods

Houlihan Lokey provided financial advice to Boston-based private equity firm Bain Capital
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US: Apeel acquires specialist imaging firm to bolster its produce appraisal

Fresh produce appraisal company Apeel has acquired ImpactVision, a specialist in hyperspectral imaging technology,
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US: Stellex Capital Management acquires Custom Made Meals

Stellex will support new investment in automation and expanded production capacity and provide management expertise.
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US: Utz Brands to acquire Festida Foods

The deal integrates Utz's largest supplier of its On The Border tortilla chip brand
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Nestlé Health Science to acquire Nuun

The acquisition adds a lifestyle brand to the company’s functional hydration portfolio
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Benelux: Lotus Bakeries invests in direct-to-consumer platform Oot

The Dutch breakfast brand is the fourth investment by the corporate venture firm FF2032
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Cargill acquires Belgian bakery supplier

The ingredients giant has brought Leman Decoration Group into the fold
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UK: Britvic acquires plant-based company Plenish

The acquisition gives Britvic access to market share in the plant-based milk segment
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US: PlantX to acquire cold-pressed juice producer Little West

Plant-based e-commerce company PlantX expands portfolio with Little West acquisition
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Canada: Rockshield Capital to acquire three plant-based companies

The target companies are active players in the ingredients and CPG food markets
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Confirmed: KKR to sell The Bountiful Company for $5.75bn

Nestlé will acquire core brands of the supplements and nutrition company
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UK: First Choice Produce rescues Serious Foods from administration

Serious Foods is an established supplier to the hospitality and education sectors
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US: Kainos Capital sells Olde Thompson in a $950m deal

The private equity firm has sold Olde Thompson after three years since its acquisition
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Denmark: Chr. Hansen acquires ingredients company Secna

The EQT-backed company makes its first add-on investment
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US: Unilever to expand nutrition portfolio with Onnit acquisition

The deal comes five months after Unilever’s acquisition of vitamins maker SmartyPants
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Canada: Bakery Humanity acquires Les Aliments 2000

Private equity investors now operate three companies in the bakery category
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UK: The Hut Group acquires snack bar manufacturer

THG to pay £43 million for contract manufacturer Brighter Foods
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Brazil: JBS to pay €341m for Vivera

Dutch company Vivera is the third-largest plant-based manufacturer in Europe
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Online retailer Vejii Holdings expands in the US with Vegan Essentials acquisition

Vegan retailer has appointed Eight Capital to raise C$10 million
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France: Ÿnsect acquires edible mealworm food ingredients company Protifarm

Protifarm produces more than 1,000 metric tons of food ingredients derived from mealworms annually
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US: Altimeter Growth Corp brings Grab to Nasdaq

The SPAC merger values Asia's largest delivery app at $39.6 billion
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UK: Vibrant Foods acquires Fudco

Fudco is the fifth acquisition of the private equity-backed company
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Singapore: Food delivery app Grab eyes SPAC merger

The decacorn start-up is in talks with a special purpose acquisition company operated by Altimeter ...
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UK: Sale of premium dessert brand Gü approaches

Gü has 20% market share in the UK's premium dessert category
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Poland: Bakery ingredients manufacturer Jabex sold to Dawn Foods

Jabex is a family-owned manufacturer with more than 200 products for the bakery sector
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US: DSM acquires Amyris’s flavour and fragrance bio-based business

The acquired business consists of seven intermediate products, two just launched and one under development
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UK: Nomad Foods to acquire Fortenova’s Frozen Food Business Group

Nomad expands market share in the frozen aisle with the acquisition of FFBG's brands
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Belgium: Lotus Bakeries acquires Italian joint venture

The biscuit company has acquired all of the shares in Lotus Bakeries Italia Lotus Bakeries ...
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US: General Mills to sell Yoplait European operations

Sodiaal has agreed to a deal that gives General Mills full ownership of the Yoplait ...
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UK: Lion Capital sells majority stake in Grenade to Mondelēz

The deal values the company at £200 million
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UK: Novax acquires ingredients company Ulrick & Short

Oghma Partners has acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the Swedish investment firm
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SPACs: The blank-cheque companies on the hunt for food businesses

These two special-purpose acquisition companies seek to merge with food companies
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US: Mondelēz taps into premium snack segment Down Under with key acquisition

The US snacks giant has agreed to acquired Aussie snacks company Gourmet Food Holdings Mondelēz ...
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US: Nestlé acquires functional water brand Essentia

Essentia pioneered ionised alkaline water more than twenty years ago
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Turkey: Siniora Food Industries acquires Polonez brand

Siniora Food Industries has acquired a 77% stake in Trakya ET in a deal worth ...
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UK: Subscription-based recipe box service SimplyCook sold to Nestlé

Advisory firm Oghma Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to SimplyCook’s shareholders
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US: Eat Beyond acquires plant-based fast food chain

Eat Beyond Global Holdings is investing in the Plant Power Fast Food restaurant group and ...
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US: Danone acquires plant-based foodtech Earth Island

Plant-based food company Earth Island produces the Follow Your Heart brands
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Nestlé to sell Waters North America brands for $4.3bn

One Rock Capital Partners has joined forces with Metropoulos in the deal
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US: WM Partners acquires Feel Good Organics

FGO is an organic, superfoods brand sold exclusively on Amazon.com
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North America: Neptune acquires controlling interest in Sprout Foods

Plant-based baby food and toddler snack company Sprout is a $28 million net revenue business
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US: Hormel Foods acquires Planters from Kraft Heinz

The acquired business contributed approximately $1.1 billion to Kraft Heinz's net sales last year
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US: AppHarvest becomes a public agtech company and appoints president

AppHarvest has gone public through Nasdaq-listed special purpose acquisition company Novus Capital Corp.
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US: Meat snack provider Stryve Foods to go public

Stryve is going public via SPAC IPO at an anticipated enterprise value of $170 Million
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Canada: Flow Water to go public

The premium water brand prepares to merge with RG One Corp. and enter the Toronto ...
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Canada: Eat Beyond adds Above Food to portfolio

Above Food has reserved the ticker symbol TSXV: ABOV following $40 million private placement
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UK: S-Ventures buys plantain snacks brand Purely

The investment firm has acquired a 75% share of the company in a six-figure deal
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Canada: Modern Meat to acquire soup firm and move into Australia

Modern Meat is acquiring Kitskitchen Health Foods and moving into the Australian market
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UK: Elaghmore acquires Orchard House Foods

Elaghmore has acquired Orchard House Foods, a UK supplier of prepared fruit, fresh fruit drinks ...
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Canada: The Very Good Food Co. eyes plant-based cheese acquisition

The parent company of The Very Good Butchers has agreed to pay C$3 million for ...
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Italy: Barilla buys food delivery brand Pasta Evangelists

Deal through Barilla's corporate venture arm Blu1877 reveals interest in digital markets
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Ireland: Valeo Foods acquires German marzipan producer Schluckwerder

Valeo Foods, a portfolio company of CapVest Partners, is making its 18th acquisition
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UK: Nomad Foods eyes Fortenova’s frozen foods after acquiring Findus Switzerland

Fortenova operates a frozen food business that includes Ledo, Frikom and other well-established brands
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Mondelēz acquires challenger snack company Hu

The acquisition builds on a minority investment in the US company through SnackFutures
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South Mill Champs acquires The Mushroom Company

The Mushroom Company is one of North America's largest mushroom processors
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Lactalis Canada to acquire Agropur’s Canadian yoghurt business

Acquisition includes the Iögo and Iögo Nanö brands, as well as Olympic, the yoghurt, sour ...
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Ferrero to acquire UK healthy snack brand

Italian global confectionery group The Ferrero Group today announced it will acquire Eat Natural, which ...
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VeganNation to go public by merging with shell company Sipup

Deal to establish a publicly-traded company focused on the plant-based ecosystem
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GrubMarket looks east with the acquisition of Leo’s Apples

Leo's partners with growers in Mid-Atlantic and New England states and the West Coast to ...
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MeaTech confirms acquisition of cell-based company Peace of Meat

The Israeli 3D-printed food company will pay €15 million for the Belgian company, which produces ...
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Kind to acquire healthy snacks Nature’s Bakery

Nature's Bakery is a family-owned company offering wholesome snacks
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Sugar giant Tate & Lyle acquires stevia producer Sweet Green Fields

The acquisition includes a dedicated stevia production and R&D facilities in China
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McCormick & Co acquires Cholula hot sauce

L Catterton has sold the premium Mexican hot sauce brand for $800 million
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Unilever expands wellness portfolio with SmartyPants Vitamins acquisition

The SmartyPants product line is in more than 30,000 stores across the US
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Founder’s family acquires Chinese peanut milk and porridge businesses from Nestlé

The Swiss food and drinks giant has disposed of Yinlu to concentrate on its key ...
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Virtù Equity acquires Nutracap Labs

The US vitamins and supplements manufacturer has been criticised by the FDA due to its ...
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HelloFresh acquires ready-to-eat meal company Factor75

German meal kit provider expands its brand offerings in the US in a deal worth ...
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Mars swallows up Kind North America

After three years of partnering, snacks giant Mars has acquired the healthy snack company in ...
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Modern Meat acquires vegan snack brands from JDW Distributors

Company to pay $450,000 for trademarks and distribution rights to the Sun and Sunsations snack ...
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Crave Better Foods acquires Solero Organic Fruit Bars

Crave Better Foods, makers of Chipwich ice cream cookie sandwiches, has acquired the Solero organic ...
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Nestlé takes majority stake in healthy recipe box Mindful Chef

Consumer brands specialist investor Piper, which invested in Mindful Chef in 2018, will exit the ...
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TreeHouse to acquire branded pasta portfolio of Riviana

The US company will pay $242.5 million in cash for the pasta line, including a ...
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Highlander Partners portfolio firm acquires Pretzilla

Miller Baking manufactures Pretzilla, the soft pretzel bites and buns brand
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Nestlé acquires ready meal delivery company Freshly

The deal follows on a 16% stake in Freshly that Nestlé purchased in 2017 to ...
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Clearspring Capital Partners acquires Canadian confectioner

The Toronto-based private equity firm has acquired Regal Confections, headquartered in Laval, Québec
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B&G Foods to acquire Crisco brand

US branded food giant to pay $550 million in cash for the business of The ...
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