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

€2.5bn

in deal value

over the last 10 years

Over 40%

cross-border transactions

in the last 10 years

Insights

  • European overview

    PE deals accounted for one-third of all Q1 M&A transactions in 2022, one of the highest proportions on record.

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  • Spotlight on: Southern Europe

    Dealmaking in Europe’s Southern region – comprising Spain, Italy and Portugal – slowed somewhat in Q1 2022. Despite this, there were some notable hotspots, including in the healthcare, food and beverage, and TMT sectors, as Clearwater International’s Bruno Pinho, partner in Portugal, and Josemaría Torrens, director in Spain, discuss.

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  • Clearwater International Multiples Heatmap - Q1 2022

    PE deals accounted for one-third of all Q1 M&A transactions in 2022, one of the highest proportions on record. Our latest Multiples Heatmap report explores the major themes driving EV/EBITDA multiples in European PE deals with the goal to assist PE investors with their strategic decisions.

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