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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Alexey Bykov

Russia

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Marco A. Vismara

Italy

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Recent Oaklins news

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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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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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…

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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…

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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.

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