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August 2017

Q2 2017 Food & Beverage M&A Update

Greenwich Capital Group LLC’s Q2 2017 Food & Beverage M&A Update offers insight into recent trends in the Food & Beverage industry and the state of the overall middle-market M&A environment. The report provides a data-driven analysis on transaction volumes and values, valuation multiples and private equity deal flow.

Key findings include the following:

Middle-Market M&A

  • Middle-market M&A activity continued its downward trend and hit a low of 6,302 reported transactions in Q2 2017. Aggregate deal value, conversely, remained in line with historical levels, totaling $47.4 billion.
  • Disclosed deal values for the first six months of 2017 averaged $74.8 million, representing the highest average deal size over a six-month span during any period since 2010.

Food & Beverage M&A

  • Food & Beverage M&A activity experienced continued strength in the first half of 2017. Deal flow in Q1 and Q2 represented the highest back-to-back quarters in the last five years.
  • The increased activity can be attributed to continued consolidation in the industry, particularly within the Packaged Foods and Meats, Restaurants, Food Distribution and Brewers sectors.

View the complete Q2 2017 Food & Beverage M&A Update for a more in-depth analysis of key market trends and observations.