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2013 Q4 - Food & Beverage Update

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European M&A activity (all industries) in the fourth quarter of 2013, (being 1,218) showed to be higher compared to the third quarter of 2013 when 1,090 deals were reported but are still lower than in the first quarter of 2013. Year on year, the announced transaction volume is also lower (decrease by 2.6%).

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European M&A activity (all industries) in the fourth quarter of 2013, (being 1,218) showed to be higher compared to the third quarter of 2013 when 1,090 deals were reported but are still lower than in the first quarter of 2013. Year on year, the announced transaction volume is also lower (decrease by 2.6%).

In Belgium (all industries), 33 transactions were announced in the fourth quarter of 2013, being lower by 3 deals compared to the third quarter. Compared with Q4’12 (being 59), the number of announced transactions decreased by 44%.

Transaction volume in the European Food and Beverage industry in Q4’13 (being 77) decreased by 2.5% compared with the 79 reported deals in the third quarter of 2013. Looking at the announced deal volume in the fourth quarter of 2012 (being 82), the deal volume decreased by 6.1%.

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