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Market Data 19.01.2017

Biggest buyers and sellers in 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Nestlé, Emmi, Constellation Brands, Frutarom and Sazerac were the most acquisitive companies of 2016, according to the bevblog.net food and drink transactions database, with each responsible for 6 or more takeovers.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Nestlé, Emmi, Constellation Brands, Frutarom and Sazerac were the most acquisitive companies of 2016, according to the bevblog.net food and drink transactions database, with each responsible for 6 or more takeovers.  Coca-Cola, Danone and DMK all made 5 purchases.

Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Nestlé were the only companies to agree 5 or more sales, followed by Pernod Ricard on 4, then Carlsberg and ConAgra on 3 each.  Coca-Cola undertook 30 separate divestments as it accelerated its franchise restructuring.

A total of 966 companies were involved across 60 countries, with the United States and United Kingdom most prominent overall.

France was the biggest net buyer (+ 13), followed by Germany (+ 11), Japan (+ 10) and Switzerland (+ 8).

The United Kingdom was the main net seller (- 21), followed by Brazil (- 11), Russia (- 8) and Italy (- 6).

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