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.

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.

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