Mergers And Acquisitions

Nestlé USA is the second largest ice cream manufacturer in the US, and Froneri will now be the second largest ice cream manufacturer in the world.

Froneri scoops Nestlé’s US ice cream division for $4bn

By Beth Newhart

Froneri started as an ice cream-focused joint venture between Nestlé and PAI Partners in 2016, and the relationship will be furthered by the acquisition of Nestlé USA’s collection of ice cream brands.

M&A activity supported by appetite for challenger brands ©iStock/maxsattana

UK sees M&A appetite for ‘exciting and revolutionary brands’

By Katy Askew

M&A advisory groups have pointed to a drop in UK deal making in the food and beverage sector this year. Uncertainty around Brexit has complicated the picture but interest in tapping into ‘revolutionary brands’ that meet changing consumer expectations...

Welcome to FoodNavigator's new-look website

Welcome to FoodNavigator's new-look website

By Niamh Michail

FoodNavigator has had a makeover, meaning you can keep up to date with the latest industry news and analysis on our new and improved mobile-friendly website.

Tipper Tie said its takeover by JBT has already led to factory modernisation work

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JBT targets South American market following acquistions

By Rod Addy

South America is a key target market for Tipper Tie and Cooling & Applied Technologies (CAT) following their takeover by food and drink processing machinery supplier JBT Corp towards the end of 2016.

Danish Crown said it is confident it will win the dispute with Tican

Tican seeking arbitration with Danish Crown

By Oscar Rousseau

Tican a.m.b.a. will file a case of arbitration with pork producer Danish Crown after Tican’s farming cooperative claimed it was due compensation following the collapsed merger.

It's a deal: food and drink sector M&As rose by 11% in the first quarter

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Food firm mergers and acquisitions rise 11%

By Michael Stones

Food and drink sector mergers and acquisitions (M&A) climbed by 11% in the first quarter of this year, with 51 deals completed, according to business consultancy Grant Thornton.

Commission clears Solina acquisition

Commission clears Solina acquisition

By Niamh Michail

The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of French ingredient supplier Solina by private investment company Ardian.

Composite can merger cleared in UK

Sonoco's deal for Weidenhammer cleared

By Joseph James Whitworth

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared Sonoco’s acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group.

The merger is still subject to approval from the relevant competition authorities

Danish Crown to take on Tican

By Georgi Gyton

Danish Crown is to merge with Tican in a move that will see Denmark’s two cooperative slaughterhouse companies combine their activities.

Nearly 50 firms were involved in M&A activity in 2014, according to the new report

M&A deals to remain strong in 2015

By Nicholas Robinson

More than £20.2bn was exchanged in food and drink business mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in 2014, according to figures from Catalyst Corporate Finance (CCF).

Animal feed industry gets a new website

Animal feed industry gets a new website

By Jane Byrne

A new website has been launched to supply breaking news for the global animal feed industry – a sector that was valued at $500 billion last year.

European sweetener trends: Are stevia mergers on the horizon?

European sweetener trends: Are stevia mergers on the horizon?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Stevia use in new products is booming, while artificial sweeteners still lead the way on a global basis. However, in coming years, market research organisation Canadean foresees a spate of mergers and acquisitions in the stevia industry, to consolidate...

Could AG Barr's acquisition of GSK's Lucozade and Ribena brands be the next big food and drink industry deal?

Food mergers and acquisitions hit 10-year low

By Mike Stones

Mergers and acquisitions in the UK food and drink industry hit a 10-year low at just 73 deals in the first half of this year, revealed figures from information services company Experian.

The deal includes optical sorting kit for French fries

French fries deal nets Tomra millions

By Rod Addy

Tomra Sorting Solutions has netted $18.5m (€14.72m) of optical sorting and peeling contracts at a plant processing French fries and related products in the US.

Mixed progress for Unilever since 2007 - analyst

Mixed progress for Unilever since 2007 - analyst

By Rod Addy

Unilever has shown mixed progress over the past five years, according to Andrew Wood, senior research analyst for food and home & personal care products at Sanford C Bernstein, based on its predictions for the company made in 2007.

Sharp rise in UK food and drink acquisitions

Sharp rise in UK food and drink acquisitions

By Rod Addy

2012 has seen a “remarkable” rise in merger and acquisition activity involving the UK food and drink industry, with much of it taking place in the past two months, according to industry commentators.

Western European consumers view fruit juice as a 'commodity' product

Private label juice boom sparks consolidation push

By Guy Montague-Jones

The rise of private label fruit juice is having a big impact on the juice industry, sparking a wave of consolidation. A mooted merger between Agrana Juice Holding and Ybbstaler Fruit Austria in Europe is the latest example.

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