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

2-January-2019

Nomad Foods consolidation of the European frozen food market continued in 2018. In January the company acquired the Goodfella’s pizza brand from 2 Sisters Food Group. They followed this up in June by acquiring Aunt Bessie’s frozen Yorkshire pudding business from William Jackson Food Group. For further analysis and to be put on our mailing […]

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Oghma Partners advises Scot Bio in relation to new funding round

26-November-2018

OGHMA PARTNERS ADVISES INNOVATIVE BLUE FOOD COLOURANT INGREDIENT COMPANY IN RELATION TO NEW FUNDING ROUND Oghma Partners LLP is pleased to announce that it has provided corporate finance advice to the Scot Bio management team with regards to a capital restructuring and fund raise for the business. Scot Bio is a Scottish based biotech business […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: The Brexit effect continues

21-September-2018

The Brexit effect continues with 2018 deal volume YTD flat lining after the 29.0% decline in 2017. However, stripping out the ‘one–off’ £1.4bn Post Weetabix deal in 2017 the value of deals YTD 2018 is up 34.0% – implying a higher average consideration per deal. For further analysis and to be put on our mailing […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector M&A Review: T2 2018

19-September-2018

We are pleased to announce that The Oghma Partners UK Food & Beverage Sector M&A Review for the second tertial of 2018 has now been released! In this review we take a look at the latest trends and themes in the UK Food & Beverage Sector. We look in detail at the highly active snacks […]

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NOBDA (No Brexit Deal Anxiety) and Food & Beverage M&A – Oghma Partners Review

17-September-2018

Today Oghma Partners publishes an update on M&A activity YTD in the UK Food Producer & Beverage sector. The UK element is important as, unlike other reviews, we only look at the UK in this review, not UK and Ireland or acquisitions in the UK including acquisitions outside the UK undertaken by UK businesses. The […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: T1 2018 The Brexit Effect

18-May-2018

Oghma Partners is pleased to announce that the T1 2018 M&A Review of the UK Food & Beverage Sector has been released. Since the UK voted to leave the EU almost two years ago, we have noticed a continuing pattern of reduced M&A activity and this downturn continues to be seen in T1 of 2018. […]

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UK Food & Beverage Sector: T1 2018 stand out moments and deals so far

14-May-2018

Oghma Partners has now released the UK Food & Beverage Sector M&A Review for the first tertial of 2018. In the latest version of our M&A review we look back at some of the stand out moments and deals of 2018 so far plus include a review of European Health Food M&A activity. To view […]

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