Mergers and Acquisitions

Food Industry M&A Inched Upward in 2016

In Trends by Krista Garver0 Comments

The food industry saw 505 mergers and acquisitions in 2016, according to the Food Institute as reported by Food Processing. This is up a smidge from 2014, which saw 503 deals, but still way below the record of 813, recorded in 1999.

Among industry segments, food processors were the most active, beating their 2015 M&A activity by 6%. This movement was driven by larger manufacturers acquiring smaller artisanal brands.

Read a more detailed summary at Food Processing or download your own copy of the report.

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