Like many manufacturing subsectors, the food and drink manufacturing sector faced a whirlwind of a year in 2020 overcoming a variety of obstacles including stockpiling, supply chain issues, foodservice closures and preparations for Brexit. Despite the many challenges, the sector adapted, remained resilient and in many cases thrived. After a six month slowdown of M&A transactions in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, transactions bounced back in Q4 2020 with half of all deals occurring in the last three months of 2020.
In the review, the team examine some of the key trends, including:
• The rise in cross-border deal flow as interest from international investors increases
• Private equity remain keen to employ capital in resilient segments
• Increase in pet food deals as investors buy in to the fast-growing trend of pet ownership
• Challenges facing food and drink manufacturers in 2021 and highlight measures being rolled out by the Government to help businesses navigate this year.
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