Food & Beverage

Responding to trends

Advising entrepreneurs, management teams, private equity houses and leading multinationals, our sector team provides in-depth knowledge and independent advice for companies seeking to capitalise on fast-moving trends across the sector.

Our clients span the full range of sub-sectors from food and drink production and distribution, through to end retailers. And our breadth of knowledge means we have the expertise to take full advantage of the technological advances, increased convenience, and extreme customisation that is sweeping the industry, alongside the rise of the health-conscious consumer and the move towards the premium, value-added offer.

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Our Food & Beverage Team

The dedicated team provided excellent advice, managed key transactional issues and showed great commitment to getting the deal done.
Claus Sønniksen, former majority owner and CEO, Dalby Mølle

With offices in Europe, the US and Asia, our food and beverage team has the knowledge to deliver solutions that clients demand in this fast-changing sector.

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Over 60

transactions advised upon

in the last 10 years

€3bn

in deal value

over the last 10 years

40%

cross-border transactions

in the last 10 years

Insights

  • Spotlight on: UK and Ireland

    Investor appetite in sectors which have performed strongly during the pandemic is laid bare in the latest Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap.

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  • European overview

    This report identifies key themes driving European Private Equity (PE) deals’ EV/EBITDA multiples on a quarterly basis. Through illustrating key valuation trends across regions and sectors, we aim to support PE investors source better investment opportunities.

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  • Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap - Q4 2020

    A strong performance in the second half of the year meant that any drop-off in activity was not as pronounced as was first feared, with 2020 deal value and volume falling by just 5% and 6% year-on-year, respectively. At 11x, average multiples paid in PE-backed transactions across Europe reached a new high in the final quarter of the year.

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