Feasting on deals: Food & beverage M&A bounces back in H2 2022
The following report developed by Baker Tilly Capital, LLC provides an update on the food and beverage mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market in the second half of 2022. The report includes an overview of the market performance, M&A activity, transactions by segment and buyer, and U.S. middle market M&A activity.
Here are some key takeaways from the report:
- Food and beverage M&A saw a slight increase in the total number of transactions in H2 2022, and aggregate deal value increased significantly compared to H1 2022
- The H2 2022 aggregate deal value in the food and beverage industry increased by 144% compared to the first half of the year. Despite the increase, the deal values remained lower than the last five years
- Strategic buyers were the most active in the food and beverage industry during H2 2022, and the branded packaged goods segment was the most active by the number of deals closed
- The middle market M&A activity picked up in H2 2022 compared to H1 2022, with a 71% increase in the number of transactions that closed