47 acquisitions in January
Two huge transactions dominated the 47 recorded for the food and beverage sector in January on the bevblog.net acquisitions database.
Both were in alcohol and together they were worth almost $22,000 million.
On 13th January, Japan’s Suntory agreed to pay $16,000 million for the US based spirits specialist Beam. A week later, Anheuser-Busch InBev bid $5,800 million for South Korea’s Oriental Brewery.
Of the 47 total, 10 were in dairy, 8 in alcohol, 8 in soft drinks and 5 in packaging.
30 countries were active, with the United States leading on 20 deals, followed by the United Kingdom on 8, Canada on 5, China on 4, France on 4 and Germany on 3.
Several countries saw 2 takeovers in January, most notably Myanmar and Vietnam, but also Belgium, India, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.