Biggest buyers and sellers in 2021
Archer Daniels Midland, Berlin Packaging, Bimbo, Culligan, Heineken, JBS, Nestlé, Orkla, Pernod Ricard, Primo and Waterlogic were the most acquisitive companies in 2021, according to the Zenith Global food and drink transactions database, with each responsible for 5 or more takeovers. Azelis, Brenntag, Diageo, Kerry, Oterra and Saputo all made 4 purchases.
No companies 4 or more sales. Aryzta, Coca-Cola, Danone and Ebro Foods each agreed 3. GrubMarket concluded 3 funding rounds.
GLOBAL FOOD AND DRINK TRANSACTIONS BY COUNTRY 2020-21
Source: Zenith Global
Denmark, France and Ireland were the biggest net buyers (+9), followed by the Netherlands (+6) and Austria (+5).
The United Kingdom was the main net seller (-40), followed by the United States (-18), Australia (-17), Spain (-15), China (-12), Israel (-9) and India (-8).