Food and Beverage M&A Landscape – Fall 2021

M&A deal activity in the food and beverage space is on pace to set a record-high year for transactions. With 381 deals closing over the trailing-12-month (TTM) period, ending September 30, 2021, it also marks the highest historical TTM deal count. Transaction volumes in Q3 2021 were slightly above the previous year, with 97 deals announced, in comparison to 85. The past four quarters have had unseen levels of M&A activity, with all periods surpassing 90 transactions.

We anticipate a busy Q4 ahead, as buyers and sellers push to get deals over the finish line before 2021 comes to a close. With such a crowded marketplace and limited bandwidth on all sides, we believe additional food and beverage deal launches may get held back until January 2022 – setting the stage for another banner year in transaction activity.

Food and Beverage M&A Landscape – Fall 2021 /en/insights/publications/m-and-a/food-and-beverage-ma-landscape-fall-2021 /-/media/assets/images/publications/featured-images/2021/food-and-beverage-ma-fall-2021.png 2021-10-27T00:00:00.0000000 publication {6D429BE3-2AAB-4D83-AD34-8DB8DAB79D3E}{9B44E83A-E993-4902-AAE0-82849CEAD728}{D3AE3EC6-3254-4441-B111-1AF8D558906C}{6B6F3B01-98A6-4BC2-B2CD-CBD127447FB5}{5CE144D0-ADDC-43A3-95E4-3428CA819BF8}{13E28841-C245-441D-8C3B-49E72DA5381C}{F4F1991A-384B-419C-924F-6BA7E38AFD73} {2DEEE4D2-8278-4C50-B3FF-1563BB257804}{70E25357-B690-49B8-948F-958DAD26DCD4}{6B18A490-2227-426A-A1D0-3836822E90EB}

Stay Ahead with Kroll

Consumer, Food, Restaurants and Retail M&A

Distressed M&A and Special Situations

Duff & Phelps professionals have advised hundreds of companies, investors and other stakeholders at all stages of distressed transactions and special situations.

Transaction Advisory Services

Duff & Phelps’ Transaction Advisory Services is unencumbered by audit independence concerns and offers seamless analytical service throughout the deal continuum.

Fairness and Solvency Opinions

Duff & Phelps helps boards of directors and special committees formed by boards fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities when considering many corporate transactions.

Private Capital Markets – Debt Advisory

Duff & Phelps has extensive experience raising capital for middle-market companies to support a wide range of transactions.

Financial Sponsors Group

Through our footprint in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, financial sponsors have global access to our middle-market deal flow, superior transaction execution and industry expertise.

Comprehensive Due Diligence Solution

Comprehensive due diligence support primarily in the areas of tax, compliance and regulatory, operations, financial and accounting, investigations and disputes and cyber/IT risk.