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Food and Beverage: IPOs


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BY : Diego GutiérrezApril Wed, 2020

El sector de los alimentos y bebidas o "food & beverage" es un tanto diferente a los sectores que hemos venido analizando estos últimos posts, los cuales han resultado ser, generalmente, sectores emergentes e innovadores.  No obstante, como ya se comentó en el anterior post, el de la alimentación también es un sector en constante crecimiento, debido a la tecnología y la aparición de nuevos modelos de negocio.

Una muestra de que el sector  "food & beverage" no es , a diferencia de otros sectores analizados, un sector incipiente es el número de IPOs que se observan, lo que se traduce en que estamos ante un sector con una cierta trayectoria. 

NOT A NEW BUT GROWING SECTOR

We must remember that the "food & beverage" sector includes all those companies dedicated to the transportreception, storage, processing, preservation, and service of food y, gracias al avance tecnológico, el desarrollo de esta industria se ha acelerado en los últimos años.

Since 2010, the trend in the sector has been clearly upwards and in terms of funding, 2018 saw an all-time high, with an aggregate investment of USD 10.6 billion in just one year. In addition, several IPOs (Initial Public Offering) or global IPOs that were of vital relevance to the market.

IPOS IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE SECTOR

One of the most talked about IPOs was that of HelloFresha multinational company with an innovative business model. HelloFresh is dedicated to the preparation and home delivery of complete week-long menus with pre-subscription. It launched an IPO of 31 million shares in November 2017, with an approximate value of €10.25 per share. Today it has a market value of around €1.7 billion.

Hidilao Hotpot is another company with an innovative business model that has recently gone public.  Hidilao Hotpot is a hot pot restaurant chain founded in Jianyang, China, which in September 2018 launched an IPO worth approximately USD 1 billion, priced at USD 2.27 per share. Today, the company has a market capitalisation of about USD 18.6 billion.

To conclude, BlueApronthe US meal kit service with ingredients and recipes with a current market value of USD 202.3 million, launched, in June 2017, an IPO of 30 million new shares and an approximate price of USD 10 per share, raising USD 300 million in capital.

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