UK Food & Beverage M&A Sector:

1-June-2020

For the period, a large number of transactions/projects have been placed on-hold while investors adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach over the next few months To receive a copy of our M&A review, further analysis and to be put on our mailing list for future updates please do contact us. If you would like to […]

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UK Food & Beverage M&A Sector:

Due to Covid-19, deal volume was down 40.0% when comparing it to the same period in 2019. To receive a copy of our M&A review, further analysis and to be put on our mailing list for future updates please do contact us. If you would like to learn more about Oghma Partners and the work […]

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UK Food & Beverage M&A Sector:

Deal volume expected to pick up in H2 2020. There will likely be a focus on non-core asset disposals, refinancing driven activity (sale of minority stakes etc) and an increased interest in direct to consumer deals To receive a copy of our M&A review, further analysis and to be put on our mailing list for […]

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Oghma Partners advises Givaudan S.A. on the divestment of its processed and grated cheese business

13-May-2020

Oghma Partners is pleased to announce its role advising Global Flavours and Fragrance House Givuadan SA on the sale of its non-core Dutch grated and processed cheese business to St Paul of Belgium. This transaction flags Oghma’s international reach as well as its ability to work on carve out and stand alone transactions and with […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: 2019

24-January-2020

The bakery and confectionery toppings and inclusions market experienced two high profile transactions in 2019 including Orkla’s acquisition of Confection By Design in July. To receive a copy of our M&A review, further analysis and to be put on our mailing list for future updates please do contact us. If you would like to learn […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: 2019

22-January-2020

2019 saw a decline in activity from overseas buyers as a percentage of total deal volume. Continued political uncertainty surrounding Brexit during the year does seem to be taking its toll. An exception appears to be Valeo Foods Group who consolidated their position in the UK making two acquisitions. To receive a copy of our […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: 2019

20-January-2020

Through a year of political and economic uncertainty in the UK, the Food and Beverage M&A industry experienced a decline in overall deal volume by 11.5%. Whilst 2019 deal volume was down year-on-year, overall deal value for the industry rose. To receive a copy of our M&A review, further analysis and to be put on […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: T2 2019

1-November-2019

The second tertial of 2019 continued to see further consolidation from both Orkla (acquisition of Confection by Design) and Valeo (acquisition of Kettle Foods) building on their previous acquisitions in recent years. To receive a copy of our M&A review, further analysis and to be put on our mailing list for future updates please do […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: T2 2019

31-October-2019

Total deal volume amounted to 27 completed transactions for the second tertial of 2019. This is an increase of c. 30.0% compared to the first tertial of 2019 (21 transactions). Total deal volume for the same period in 2018 was 31 transactions. To receive a copy of our M&A review, further analysis and to be […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: T2 2019

29-October-2019

The beverage market continued to show high levels of M&A activity in the second tertial of 2019 with beverage deals accounting for c. 30.0% of deal volume. Notable deals included Hillhouse Capital’s acquisition of Loch Lomond Distillers and Diageo taking a majority stake in non-alcoholic spirit brand Seedlip. To receive a copy of our M&A […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: T1 2019

22-May-2019

Sub £10.0m deals dominated M&A activity in the UK F&B sector during the first tertial of 2019. 75.0% of deals fell into this category and should this continue throughout the year it will be the highest proportion since 2009. To receive a copy of our M&A review, further analysis and to be put on our […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: T1 2019

20-May-2019

UK corporates dominated M&A activity in the UK F&B sector during the first tertial of 2019. They accounted for 65.0% of total deal volume, the highest proportion for the same period since 2013. Overseas investors were responsible for 30.0% of total deal volume compared with 37.2% for the whole of 2018; potentially showing some hesitancy […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: T1 2019

17-May-2019

M&A activity in the UK F&B market fell significantly in the first tertial of 2019 with only 20 transactions; compared to 27 for the same period in 2018. This is the lowest level since 2010.  The fall in activity is predominantly blamed on the uncertainty surrounding and repeated delays of Brexit. For further analysis and […]

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Oghma Partners Advises AAK AB on the Acquisition of BD Foods Limited

27-February-2019

Oghma Partners LLP (“Oghma Partners”) is pleased to announce its role as financial advisor to AAK AB (“AAK”) of Sweden on the acquisition of BD Foods Limited (“BD Foods”) of the United Kingdom from shareholders John Davis and Clive Barker. View press release.

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UK Food & Beverage Sector M&A Review: T3 2018

24-January-2019

M&A activity in the UK F&B market remained strong in 2018 despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. Like for like deal volume up on the previous year with a strong finish in the final four months. Overall deal volume for 2018 was up 6% from 2017 levels. For further analysis and to be put on our […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector M&A Review: T3 2018

11-January-2019

Appetite from overseas investors to buy up UK assets still remains at historically high levels as a percentage of total deal volume (2018: 37.2% vs. 2017: 39.5%). In 2018 we have seen a number of cases of overseas investors continuing to take further steps into the UK market with follow up acquisitions in order to […]

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