207 ACQUISITIONS IN FIRST HALF
40 of them came in June, the most active month of the year so far. Generally, these were more diverse and smaller than in previous months, with the exception of Reynolds’ $4.5 billion acquisition of Graham Packaging. 11 were in alcohol, 8 in soft drinks, 4 in dairy, 4 in packaging and 3 in ingredients. The United States dominated, with 11 all US deals, 8 international purchases and 3 sales abroad. The United Kingdom followed with involvement in 8 transactions. Next came France on 3, with 24 other countries playing a role in 1 or 2. Click the button on the right for full database details.