115 ACQUISITIONS IN FIRST QUARTER
Of which 39 were in March, featuring 10 in alcohol, 10 in soft drinks, 7 in services, 6 in dairy and 6 elsewhere. The March tally included a broader cross section of countries than normal, with 2 in Austria, 2 in Ethiopia, 2 in Israel and 3 in Canada. The biggest contributors were the United States on 14, France and Italy on 6 each, then the Netherlands and the United Kingdom on 4 each. The biggest of the month was General Mills’ purchase of a 50% stake in Yoplait yogurt from PAI Partners for €800 million. For further detail in bevblog’s new searchable database, just click here.