Industry Update: Food & Beverage M&A – January, 2016

January, 2016 Food and Beverage (“F&B”) M&A continues to see strong activity. 2015 had a transaction volume of 351 deals is above 2014 record levels, 333 deals in 2014. For 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 87% of F&B M&A transactions. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for just over 91% of the transactions. F&B transaction valuation trends are near historical highs. …
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Industry Update: Restaurant Update: Spotlight on Fast Casual – January, 2016

January, 2016 In 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 80% of restaurant M&A transactions. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for just over 81% of the transactions. For announced transactions, restaurant multiples saw a modest increase from 10.11x EBITDA and 0.86x revenue in 2014 to 10.13x EBITDA and 1.03x revenue in 2015. – Notable publicly announced 2015 M&A transactions: – Brinker International, …
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Industry Update: Pet Industry M&A Update – January, 2016

January, 2016 For 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 88% of Pet Industry M&A transactions. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for just over 84% of the transactions. Notable recent M&A transactions: – CVC Capital Partners Limited and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board signed a definitive agreement to acquire PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. for approximately $4.6 billion. – Central Garden & Pet …
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Industry Update: Consumer & Retail M&A – December, 2015

December, 2015 Stock price performance and valuation trends have been strong across most sectors. The following is an overview of the selected industries and their respective stock price performance over the last three years and current valuation levels [(Relative Stock Price) (Enterprise Value to EBITDA)]. – Apparel & Accessories (12.3%) (12.0x) – Automotive & Components (72.8%) (7.7x) – Consumer Electronics …
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Industry Update: Industrial & Manufacturing M&A – November 2015

November, 2015 Stock price performance and valuation trends have been strong across most sectors. The following is an overview of the selected industries and their respective stock price performance over the last three years and current valuation levels [(Relative Stock Price) (Enterprise Value to EBITDA)] – Aerospace & Defense (57.7%) (14.3x) – Automotive (84.9%) (8.1x) – Building Materials (56.3%) (16.5x) …
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Industry Update: Food and Beverage M&A – October 2015

October, 2015 Food and Beverage (“F&B”) M&A continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2015 transaction volume of 190 deals is just below pace of 2014 record levels. For year-to-date 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 86% of F&B M&A transactions. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for just over 91% of the transactions. F & B transaction activity has been strong, with …
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Industry Update: Transportation & Logistics M&A – September 2015

September, 2015 U.S. transportation & logistics M&A continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2015 transaction volume of 93 deals is on pace to surpass 2014 deal volume of 99 transactions. For the year-to-date 2015 period, strategic buyers accounted for 87% of the transportation & logistics M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for …
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Industry Update: Packaging M&A – September 2015

September, 2015 Packaging M&A continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2015 transaction volume of 50 deals is just below pace of 2014 record levels. For the year-to-date 2015 period, strategic buyers accounted for 76% of the packaging M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for approximately 72% of the transactions. Peakstone equally weighted …
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Industry Update: E-Commerce M&A – September, 2015

September, 2015 E-Commerce M&A continues to see strong activity. Year-to-date 2015 transaction volume of 216 deals is on pace with record 2014 levels. During 2014, there were 375 transactions, an increase of over 12% from the prior year. For the year-to-date 2015 period, strategic buyers accounted for 80% of the e-commerce M&A transactions with financial buyers making up the difference. …
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Industry Update: Restaurant M&A – August, 2015

August, 2015 For restaurant M&A year-to-date 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 75% of restaurant M&A transactions. During 2014, strategic buyers accounted for just over 80% of the transactions. For announced transactions (albeit a limited sample size), restaurant multiples saw a modest increase from 10.1x EBITDA and 0.9x revenue in 2014 to 11.1x EBITDA and 1.2x revenue year-to-date 2015. Peakstone Fast …
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