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Market Monitor: Food & Beverage Highlights

Making the right decisions for your business starts with having the most accurate and current information available. Our Food & Beverage Market Monitor keeps you up to date on the events, trends, and market forces that shape and guide your industry.

  • Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, 2020 U.S. M&A transaction volume remained relatively flat compared to 2019 (only a modest 3% decrease).

  • With the foodservice channel restricted for much of the year, 2020 saw consumers turn their demand to CPG products; as a result, transactions in the CPG space dominated the M&A landscape, highlighted by Utz’s acquisition of Truco (On The Border), McCormick’s acquisition of Cholula, and Mars’ acquisition of KIND.

  • The overall Food & Beverage public company index finished the year near its 3 Yr. average EV / TTM EBITDA multiple (15.8x as of December 31, 2020), highlighting the resiliency of the sector.
For more information or questions,  please contact our contributors:

Rich Anderson, Managing Director | (949) 221.4006 | [email protected]

Brandon Clewett, Managing Director | (949) 221.4030 | [email protected]

Johnny Sherwood, Vice President | (949) 623.4156 | [email protected]