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


in deal value

over the last 10 years

Over 40%

cross-border transactions

in the last 10 years


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