Food & DrinkFood & 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
- Product development and testing
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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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.
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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.
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