Greenwich Capital Group LLC’s Q4 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, activity by sector and private equity deal flow.
Key findings include the following:
- Deal flow in Q4 2017 remained consistent with prior quarters and concluded another strong year for middle-market M&A. Transaction volume totaled 25,561 at an aggregate value of $168.2 billion for the year.
- Food & Beverage M&A remained healthy in Q4 with transaction volume and value up nearly 7% and 14%, respectively, over the previous quarter.
- On an annual basis, Food & Beverage aggregate deal value reach more than $9 billion in 2017, a 13% increase from 2016, which can be attributed to the ongoing trend of large Consumer Packaged Goods companies making acquisitions in excess of $100 million.
View Greenwich Capital Group’s Q4 2017 Food & Beverage M&A Update for a more in-depth analysis of key market trends and observations.