33 acquisitions over $1 billion in 2017

Press release - Thursday 25 January 2018

Out of a record 727 food and drink transactions covered by the bevblog.net mergers and acquisitions database for 2017, 33 involved sums over $1,000 million.  This was higher than in each of the previous 5 years, except 2014.

GLOBAL FOOD AND DRINK ACQUISITIONS OVER $1 BILLION 2012-17

Sources: bevblog.net, Zenith Global

TOP 10 GLOBAL FOOD AND DRINK TRANSACTIONS 2017

Sources: bevblog.net, Zenith Global

The $77 billion combined value of the top 10 was under half the $171 billion for the top 10 of 2016 and under a quarter of the $365 billion for the top 10 of 2015, but more than the $68 billion for the top 10 of 2014. 

The 33 over $1 billion totalled $115 billion, compared with $190 billion for the 22 over $1 billion in 2016, $403 billion for the 27 over $1 billion in 2015 and $108 billion for 35 over $1 billion in 2014.

Link to database

Note for Editors

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