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Food & Beverage M&A Market Review Q3 2014

11 November 2014

Gambit Corporate Finance LLP is pleased to announce the publication of its latest Food & Beverage M&A market review for Q3 2014. 

Highlights from this quarter's review:

Public Comparables
There has been a moderate reduction in the average EV/EBITDA multiples in all of the sub-sectors followed by Gambit in Q3 2014.  Notably the most severe drop came in food retailing, where the average EV/EBITDA multiple fell by almost 13% between Q2 2014 and Q3 2014........

M&A Market Review 
A number of the UK’s larger food and beverage corporates are sitting on significant cash reserves and have acquisition strategies in place.........

Commodity Prices 
With the exception of meat, there were significant decreases in all of the FAO Food Indices.  Prices are being pushed down by the increasing supply of most commodities, a weakening global economy and a reduction in demand from China.........

Feature Article: The Evolution of the Bakery Market
Chris Hook, Free From Business Director at Warburtons’ Newburn Bakehouse, looks at the evolution of the bakery sector and in particular the growing Free From market.......

To view the full version of the report click here