Biggest buyers and sellers in 2016
Anheuser-Busch InBev, Nestlé, Emmi, Constellation Brands, Frutarom and Sazerac were the most acquisitive companies of 2016, according to the bevblog.net food and drink transactions database, with each responsible for 6 or more takeovers. Coca-Cola, Danone and DMK all made 5 purchases.
Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Nestlé were the only companies to agree 5 or more sales, followed by Pernod Ricard on 4, then Carlsberg and ConAgra on 3 each. Coca-Cola undertook 30 separate divestments as it accelerated its franchise restructuring.
A total of 966 companies were involved across 60 countries, with the United States and United Kingdom most prominent overall.
GLOBAL FOOD AND DRINK TRANSACTIONS BY COUNTRY 2015-16
Sources: bevblog.net, Zenith Global
France was the biggest net buyer (+13), followed by Germany (+11), Japan (+10) and Switzerland (+8).
The United Kingdom was the main net seller (-21), followed by Brazil (-11), Russia (-8) and Italy (-6).