Biggest buyers and sellers in 2020
Nestlé, Constellation Brands, Diageo, Keurig Dr Pepper, New Age Beverages and Pernod Ricard were the most acquisitive companies of 2020, according to the Zenith Global food and drink transactions database, with each responsible for 5 or more takeovers. Cott, Waterlogic, Berlin Packaging and Kerry all made 4 purchases
Dean Foods was the only company to agree 5 or more sales, followed by Fonterra and Nestlé on 4, then Constellation Brands and Hain Celestial among others on 3.
A total of 1,365 companies were involved across 53 countries, with the United States and United Kingdom most prominent overall.
GLOBAL FOOD AND DRINK TRANSACTIONS BY COUNTRY 2019-20
Source: Zenith Global
France and Switzerland were the biggest net buyers (+9), followed by Denmark and the Netherlands (+5).
The United States was the main net seller (-35), followed by the United Kingdom (-22), Canada (-10), Singapore (-10), Australia (-7), Israel (-7) and Japan (-7).