50 acquisitions in January
A brisk start to 2012 with fully 50 transactions recorded. The biggest were in packaging and ingredients, led by the United Kingdom’s DS Smith €1,700 million purchase of Sweden’s SCA main packaging operations.
As ever, further details are available in the searchable bevblog.net database.
Of the 50, 11 were in alcohol, 9 in ingredients, 8 in packaging and 7 in soft drinks.
25 countries were affected, with the United States involved in 25 and the United Kingdom in 12, followed by Belgium, Canada and France on 3 each.