Further recovery in UK Food & Beverage M&A deal volume

The latest Oghma Partners M&A review is now available, covering the Food and Beverage industry for the last full year. 2012 witnessed a further recovery in UK Food & Beverage M&A deal volume with a 20% increase over 2011 to an estimated 87 deals. The increased volume of deals is also reflected in the value of deals with total deal value estimated at circa £4.3bn. The UK sector clearly remains an attractive market for inward investment, given its relatively open nature, the existence of scale branded businesses and the ownership structure of many of the companies. Private Equity/Financial buyers accounted for 16% of buyer activity in the period – little different from 2011.

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