36 MORE ACQUISITIONS IN FEBRUARY
And 81 have been recorded so far this year in the new searchable online acquisitions database at madb.zenithinternational.com. February’s biggest was Diageo’s spirits purchase of Mey Içki in Turkey for £1.3 billion. Alcohol accounted for 13 of the February total, soft drinks 8, dairy 7, food 5 and packaging 3. 28 countries were affected, with the United States involved in 11, France and Japan in 4, China, South Africa and the United Kingdom in 3. 17 were single country transactions and 19 across borders.