The food sector active in acquisitions in February 2015

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BY : Diego GutiérrezMarch Wed, 2015
Febrero de 2015 ha sido un mes muy activo en el sector de la alimentación. Se han cerrado 10 operaciones de compra-venta. En el 2014 registró un total de 60 mergers and acquisitions y en enero del 2015 fue el segundo sector más activo en número de operaciones según el EdTech sector study of Logic-fin. Among the acquisitions was the purchase of La Nevera Roja by Food Panda for €80M.


Transactions carried out

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Investor profile

Of the 10 operations carried out, 7 involved corporations that wanted to expand, either to reach geographic markets where they were not already present, as in the case of the French company Sibellor to increase or reinforce its portfolio of products or services such as Bardinet.

Sibell, the leading French company in the potato chip market, has bought the snacks company Alavesa. Celigüeta.

Bardinetthe spirits company has bought 90 % of the winery for €8M. Mont Marçal Vinícola. With this purchase, Bardinet strengthens its activity in the cava and wine business, in which it was already present with products from its Montsarra estate.

In addition, 3 of the operations have had venture capital funds as investors, 2 of which Broadbill and Carlyleforeigners. New York-based Broadbill has acquired the 3,96% of Pescanova and Carlyle has acquired the sausages Palacios. 


Most active sectors

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The beverages sector is the sector in which most operations have been carried out (3), all of which have had as an investor a corporation that was already in the beverages sector, although its main activity is not the same as the activity of the acquired company.

Thus, in addition to the above-mentioned Bardinet, Osborne has bought Ginebra Bordes. Hijos de Rivera, a brewing company that is in the top 10 beverage companies in Spain, has bought Aguas del Pilar.

"Hijos de Rivera already had 2 springs, Cabreiroá in Ourense, and Agua de Cuevas in Asturias, but the acquisition of Aguas del Pilar in Andalucía allows it to expand southwards," says Diego Gutierrez of ABRA INVEST.


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