Industry Update: Food and Beverage Industry M&A Update – December, 2016

December, 2016.

For year-to-date 2016, total announced transactions of 357 deals are exceeding 2015 record levels. There were 351 transactions during 2015.

For announced transactions, Food and Beverage (“F&B”) multiples saw a modest decrease from 13.4x Enterprise Value to EBITDA to 11.0x.

Many F&B categories continue to outperform the S&P 500.

Notable publicly announced recent M&A transactions:

– Peakstone advises PepperJax Grill on sale of company to TA Associates for an undisclosed amount.

– Peakstone advises Clearbrook Farms on sale of company to Glencoe for an undisclosed amount.

– B&G Foods, Inc. acquired Victoria Fine Foods Holding Company and Victoria Fine Foods, Inc. for approximately $70 million.

– Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation acquired GNP Company for approximately $350 million.

– Mott’s, LLP acquired BAI Brands LLC for approximately $1.7 billion.

– Onex Corporation acquired Moran Foods, LLC from Supervalu, Inc. for approximately $1.4 billion.

– ConAgra Foods acquired Frontera Foods including the Frontera, Red Fork and Salpica brands from the Frontera Hospitality Group for an undisclosed amount.

– B&G Foods North America Inc. acquired ACH Food Companies, Inc., Spices and Seasonings Business for approximately $365 million.

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