30 acquisitions in February
Not so many transactions for the bevblog.net database in February, but two were very large indeed.
The biggest was the $28,000 million takeover of Heinz by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Brazil’s 3G. The other was a $2,900 million deal between Constellation Brands and Anheuser-Busch InBev in order to satisfy US regulatory authorities about the previously announced $20,100 million Anheuser-Busch InBev purchase of Modelo in Mexico.
Amongst February’s total of 30, 9 were in alcohol, 5 in equipment and packaging, 4 in dairy, 3 in soft drinks and 3 in ingredients.
17 countries participated, led as ever by the United States on 16 and followed by the United Kingdom on 4, then Canada, France and Italy on 3 each.