51 acquisitions in June
Some were giant ones:
- $20,100 million for Anheuser-Busch InBev to buy the remaining 49.7% of Mexico’s Modelo beers
- $1,850 million for Constellation Brands to acquire Modelo’s 50% of Crown Imports in the United States
- $2,300 million sales resulting from the Swedish packaging merger of Billerud with Korsnas.
And lots of other big names were involved too:
Amcor, Arla, Bright Food, Coca-Cola, Danone, Diageo, Fonterra, FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Kirin, Mitsubishi, JP Morgan, Nestlé, Pernod Ricard, SABMiller and Starbucks.
Of the 51, 16 were in alcohol, 10 in dairy, 8 in packaging, 4 each in ingredients and soft drinks.
21 were within national boundaries, 12 of them in the United States. 30 were international, covering 27 countries.
Overall, the United States was engaged in 23, followed by the United Kingdom on 9, France on 6, Australia and Ireland on 4, with Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand on 3.