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

Scott Hardman

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, Turin

Davide Eugenio Milano

Latvia, Riga

Valērija Lieģe

Netherlands, Amsterdam

Oscar van Leeuwen

Norway, Oslo

Bjørn Campbell Pedersen

Poland, Warsaw

Maciej Szalaj

Portugal, Lisbon

João Beirôco

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

Amanda Phillips

United Kingdom, London

Jonathan Buxton

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…


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…


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…


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…