33 acquisitions in December
Although the year ended quietly on the transaction front, I still found more than one a day in December, stretching across 26 countries.
14 involved the United States and no other country was affected by more than 2, with the exception of France on 3.
9 were in alcohol, 8 in soft drinks, 7 in food and 5 in packaging, but none in dairy.
The biggest two were Coca-Cola’s $980 million stake in Aujan of Saudi Arabia and the €753 million Swedish confectionery merger of Cloetta and Leaf.