Food & Drink

Food & Drink is an increasingly international sector with businesses in the Americas, Asia and Europe looking cross border to access new markets and product offerings.

Our international Food & Drink sector team, comprising over 25 senior M&A practitioners based around the globe, work closely to bring together strategic trade acquirers and investors with business owners looking to realise value. Key areas of focus across the supply chain include:

  • Branded and own label manufacture
  • Food service distribution
  • Packaging
  • Product development and testing

International partners

Fernando  Fernández de Santaella
Fernando Fernández de Santaella Spain
Michel  Degryck
Michel Degryck France
Jan Willem  Jonkman
Jan Willem Jonkman Benelux
Massimiliano  Massimiliano
Massimiliano Massimiliano Italy
Uwe  Kröge
Uwe Kröge Germany
Owen  Hultman
Owen Hultman Japan
Doug  Usifer
Doug Usifer USA
Jose  Moranchel
Jose Moranchel Mexico
Sujay  Kotak
Sujay Kotak India

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research cover Grocer & Catalyst 2016 Fast 50

The Grocer magazine's list of the 50 fastest-growing privately owned food & drink companies in the UK in 2016 prepared exclusively by Catalyst.

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research cover Consumer Sector M&A Update Autumn 2016

Despite Brexit, we are continuing to see deal volumes for large, lower-risk businesses at 2015 levels. There is still an active M&A market in consumer retail, but it has become a more rational one.

PDF Consumer Sector M&A Update Autumn 2016.pdf
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research cover Bakery & Pastry Sector Update

Competition is high for those manufacturers and retailers that can meet consumer preferences, with the major bakery manufacturers that need to access faster-growing niches paying attractive valuations for high quality assets.

PDF Bakery & Pastry Sector Update.pdf
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