Biggest buyers and sellers in 2015
Anheuser-Busch InBev, Frutarom, Heineken and E&J Gallo were the 4 most acquisitive companies of 2015, according to the bevblog.net food and drink transactions database, with each responsible for 6 or more takeovers. Cargill, Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated, Diageo, Kerry and Lactalis all made 5 purchases.
Coca-Cola and Diageo were the only 2 companies to make 5 or more sales, followed by Mondelez International and Nestlé on 4 each.
A total of 934 companies were involved across 69 countries, with the United States and United Kingdom most prominent overall.
GLOBAL FOOD AND DRINK TRANSACTIONS BY COUNTRY 2014-15
Sources: bevblog.net, Zenith International
Belgium was the biggest net buyer (+16), followed by Israel (+12), France (+11), the United States (+8) and Ireland (+8).
The United Kingdom was the main net seller (-21), followed by Spain (-10) and Brazil (-9).