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.

We'll act on your vision and work tirelessly to achieve your goals.


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Food & Beverage specialists


Morocco, Casablanca

Tarik Britel

South Africa, Johannesburg

Yaron Zimbler


Canada, Montreal

Sebastien Nadeau

Mexico, Mexico City

Bernardo Gutiérrez Cortina

United States, Atlanta

James S. Grien

United States, Boston

Craig M. Gibson

United States, Cleveland

David D. Dunstan

United States, Jacksonville

Doug Kravet

United States, New York

Paul R. Smolevitz

United States, Seattle

Thomas Elzey

Asia Pacific

Australia, Sydney

Peter Fraser

China, Shanghai

Angela Chen

Japan, Tokyo

Taro Okayama

Singapore, Singapore

Gerald Ong

Thailand, Bangkok

Giang Tran Thuy

Europe and Middle East

Austria, Vienna

Thomas Jungreithmeir

Belgium, Brussels

Thomas Roelens

Croatia, Zagreb

Željko Perić

Czech Republic, Prague

Oliver Polyák

Denmark, Copenhagen

Frederik Aakard

Estonia, Tallinn

Lauri Isotamm

Finland, Helsinki

Marcus Blomqvist

France, Paris

Philippe Hermant

Germany, Hamburg

Thorben Woeltjen

Ireland, Dublin

Raymond Donegan

Israel, Tel Aviv

Boaz Levi

Italy, Milan

Marco A. Vismara

Latvia, Riga

Valērija Lieģe

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Oscar van Leeuwen

Norway, Oslo

Bjørn Campbell Pedersen

Poland, Warsaw

Maciej Szalaj

Russia, Moscow

Alexey Bykov

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

Saud Al Tassan

Slovenia, Ljubljana

Vlado Jančič

Spain, Madrid

José Antonio Martín de los Santos

Sweden, Stockholm

Sven-Åke Lewin

Switzerland, Zurich

Jens Rutten

Turkey, Istanbul

Levent Bosut

United Kingdom, London

Jim Clark

United Kingdom, London

Jonathan Buxton

Recent Oaklins news

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…


Say “Cheese!”: an industry snapshot

SPOT ON CHEESE: Oaklins’ cheese specialist Davide Milano samples current trends and gives us a taste of the strongest segments in the industry. Making the right pairing is the key ingredient to becoming the next big cheese, and we look at how small players can spread their reach. We spotlight the success of the Italian, family-owned Sabelli Group. Sabelli’s joint CEOs explain how their acquisition…


Big players craving healthy profits

SPOT ON HEALTHY FOOD: M&A is the inevitable result of the need to combine all the pieces of the pie in the fragmented gluten-free industry. The once-niche sector is now considered a mainstream category linked to health and wellness and helping to boost interest in the free-from segment, which is rising steeply. The global free-from industry was valued at US$36 billion in 2017 and will…


European biscuit manufacturer expands into Spain

DEAL FLASH: Oaklins’ team in France has advised Biscuit International, a portfolio company of Qualium Investissement, on the acquisition of Arluy S.L.U. The Spanish market represents a real growth opportunity for Biscuit International. This acquisition strengthens the company’s position as one of Europe’s leading producers of private label sweet biscuits. Read more about the transaction, market trends, deal drivers and M&A valuation aspects.


Specialty ingredients sweeten profits

Spot On Food Ingredients: Our specialist Michele Manetti breaks down the key components of the specialty food ingredients supply chain and the forces driving growth and change in the sector. With large competitors grabbing an even bigger piece of the pie, what options do small and medium-sized companies have to remain relevant in the industry? We turn a spotlight on Mr. Udo Wenzel, Chairman of…