Oghma Partners advises Solina Group on the acquisition of UK-based Bowman Ingredients

1-October-2020

Oghma Partners is pleased to announce its role as exclusive corporate finance advisor to Solina, the leading European producer of savoury ingredients solutions for the food industry, on the acquisition of Bowman Ingredients, a leading supplier of coating systems to foodservice and retail food processors, with products including breadcrumbs, batters and marinades. To view full […]

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Oghma Partners advises Givaudan S.A. on the divestment of its pectin business to Herbstreith & Fox

29-September-2020

Oghma Partners is pleased to announce its role as corporate finance advisor to Givaudan S.A. on the divestment of its pectin business, announced today. The world-leading flavours and fragrances specialist, headquartered in Switzerland, will transfer its pectin business to Herbstreith & Fox, the German family-owned pectin producer. This latest transaction marks a second successful non-core […]

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UK Food & Beverage M&A – Rise in Transactions from Struggling Businesses

22-September-2020

In T2 2020, we have seen an increase in distressed M&A activity due to continued challenging market conditions. Distressed M&A activity is expected to continue into the third tertial of the year. 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 M&A – Overseas Buyers in Retreat During Covid Restrictions

21-September-2020

For the period between May and August 2020 (“T2 2020”), the proportion of investment from overseas has declined when compared with previous years. Oghma expect the number of investments from overseas to remain low in the short terms, due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions and the continued uncertainty surrounding the UK’s Brexit deal negotiations. To […]

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UK Food & Beverage M&A – Overseas Buyers in Retreat During Covid Restrictions

18-September-2020

For the period between May and August 2020 (“T2 2020”), there was a 59.5% decline in deal volume compared with 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 […]

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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:

1-June-2020

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:

1-June-2020

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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