2013 Q3 – Food & Beverage Update

Financial Advisory Services newsletter

European M&A activity in all industries in the third quarter of 2013 was higher than the second quarter of the year, but it is still lower than in the first quarter of 2013. Year on year, the announced transaction volume is about the same (decrease by 0.6%). In Belgium, in all industries, 36 transactions were announced, rising again after the lower results in the second quarter when the number of announced transactions was 29. This represents a 24% increase in transactions.

This quarter’s highlights

In this edition of the Food & Beverage Update we learn that:

  • Transaction volume in the European Food and Beverage industry in Q3’13 increased by 20% compared to the second quarter of 2013. 
  • Compared to the announced deal volume in the second quarter of 2012, the deal volume increased by 25%. 
  • The yearly deal volume in the European Food and Beverage industry in the last twelve months is almost at the same level as the annual deal volume of the full year 2012 (309 deals). 
  • The median deal size amounted to EUR 49m, considering the last twelve months. This is a slight decrease compared to the median deal size of 2012 (EUR 50m).


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Food & Beverage Update – Third Quarter 2013

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The Deloitte Financial Advisory Services newsletter is a periodic compilation of certain completed and announced merger and acquisition activities. Each edition highlights industry and general economy trends, key data on deals announced in the latest quarter, and trends in transaction and market multiples. 

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