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Market Monitor: Food & Beverage

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Market Monitor: Food & Beverage

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 the industry.

  • After reaching unprecedented levels in 2021, U.S. Food & Beverage transaction activity cooled in 2022, specifically during the second half of the year, as macroeconomic factors such as high inflation and rising interest rates led many likely acquirers and investors to take a “wait-and-see” approach.
  • Scarcity in the lending markets coupled with a broader market correction in public equities has led to a valuation disconnect between buyers and sellers, which can be bridged utilizing creative deal structures including earn-outs, seller financing, and/or non-cash considerations.
  • Generally considered more “recession-proof” than others, we expect the appetite for Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) in the U.S. Food & Beverage industry to remain strong in 2023 and ramp up in the second half of the year, with companies standing out from the pack in terms of product differentiation, growth trajectory and margin profile commanding premium valuations.

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