28 acquisitions over $1 billion in 2018

Press release - Wednesday 16 January 2019

Out of a record 777 food and drink transactions covered by the bevblog.net mergers and acquisitions database for 2018, 28 involved sums over $1,000 million.  This was below the 33 recorded in 2017, but higher than the numbers for 2015 and 2016.

 GLOBAL FOOD AND DRINK ACQUISITIONS OVER $1 BILLION 2013-18

 Sources: bevblog.net, Zenith Global

TOP 10 GLOBAL FOOD AND DRINK TRANSACTIONS 2018

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 Sources: bevblog.net, Zenith Global

 The $104 billion combined value of the top 10 was 36% higher than the $77 billion for the top 10 of 2017, but 39% lower than the $171 billion for the top 10 of 2016 and little more than a quarter of the $365 billion for the top 10 of 2015.

 The 28 over $1 billion totalled $141 billion, compared with $115 billion for the 33 over $1 billion in 2017, $190 billion for the 22 over $1 billion in 2016 and $403 billion for the 27 over $1 billion in 2015.

 Link to database

For further information, please contact:

Richard Hall, Chairman, Zenith Global Ltd
7 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA1 2AB, United Kingdom
e rhall@zenithglobal.com  t +44 (0)1225 327900 
w zenithglobal.com

 

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