Food & Beverage

Our appetite for the food and beverage industry provides us with the knowledge and insights to advise on complex M&A deals and fundraisings, and provide comprehensive corporate finance services. Our professionals understand competitive pressures and globalization trends. We've helped various multinational companies refocus wide brand portfolios by divesting marginal or non-core businesses. Our expertise, worldwide relationships and creativity help our clients successfully identify the right strategic partners to realize the highest valuations.

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Recent Oaklins news

Reshaping the cheese sector to everyone’s taste

SPOT ON CHEESE: How will snackification revitalize the cheese sector? And what action can brands take to avoid becoming just another commodity? Oaklins’ specialist Davide Milano explains how macro trends fueled by the demands of modern life and the younger generation are reshaping this mature market, providing it with a second life and a positive outlook for 2019. This edition’s case study focuses on the…

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Sports nutrition boosts a healthy growth

SPOT ON HEALTHY FOOD: As sports nutrition follows hot on the heels of organic and free-from foods to enter the mainstream consumer market, Oaklins’ specialist Marco Vismara looks ahead to see how the broader functional foods segment is shaping up to continue its robust growth. Last year saw another record number of M&A deals in the healthy food industry, and the Sport & Diet Category was the most…

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Innovation leads to a taste of success

SPOT ON FOOD INGREDIENTS: The food ingredients market is having to innovate quickly to keep up with consumer trends, specifically creating healthy lifestyle products and organic options for craft beers and natural wines. Smaller companies need to look for partnerships or seek financial supporters to compete with the top market players. Mario Tomasoni, the CEO of AEB, discusses his thoughts on future growth due to…

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Successful succession of ownership at olo marzipan O. Lohner AG

After many years of successful business, the Lohner family has sold their business olo marzipan to two private investors advised by Soleal Unternehmerkapital AG. olo marzipan will remain an independent Swiss SME and the previous, very successful and long-term strategy will be continued. Founded in 1933, olo marzipan is a traditional company supplying the Swiss retail trade with marzipan products and figurines that are made…

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A crisp vision driving expansion

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in France has advised Apax Partners and Europe Snacks-Kolak, one of the largest European producers in the private label salted biscuit market, on the acquisition of Grupo Ibersnacks SL. “We are delighted to have supported Europe Snacks-Kolak in this transaction, which represents an important geographic expansion as well as a portfolio diversification. Grupo Ibersnacks’ management will remain on board and will…

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