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Market Data 17.01.2019

Biggest buyers and sellers in 2018

Coca-Cola, Cavu, Kerry, Waterlogic, Archer Daniels Midland, FrieslandCampina, Heineken, JAB and Lactalis were the most acquisitive companies of 2018, according to the bevblog.net food and drink transactions database, with each responsible for 5 or more takeovers.

Biggest buyers and sellers in 2018
Global food and drink transactions by country 2017-18. (Photo: bevblog.net, Zenith Global)

Coca-Cola, Cavu, Kerry, Waterlogic, Archer Daniels Midland, FrieslandCampina, Heineken, JAB and Lactalis were the most acquisitive companies of 2018, according to the bevblog.net food and drink transactions database, with each responsible for 5 or more takeovers.  Diageo, Krones, Nestlé, Oetker and Unilever all made 4 purchases.

Nestlé was only company to agree 5 or more sales, followed by Real Good Food and Tyson Foods on 4, then BRF on 3.

A total of 1,281 companies were involved across 66 countries, with the United States and United Kingdom most prominent overall.

France was again the biggest net buyer (+ 15), followed by Luxembourg (+ 10) and Denmark (+ 9).

The United Kingdom was the main net seller (- 22), followed by the United States (- 17) and Germany (- 16).

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