This article originally published on Food Manufacturing.com on June 1.
2020 was an up-and-down year for mergers and acquisitions in the food and beverage industry. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of the year, deal making activity was largely put on hold. In the second half of the year, however, M&A activity resumed in force such that the total number of food and beverage transactions for 2020 actually ended up slightly exceeding 2019. And with private equity firms sitting on a large amount of cash that needs to be deployed and strong corporate balance sheets for strategic buyers, 2021 looks like it should be a banner year for food & beverage M&A. However, buying and selling food & beverage companies presents a unique set of challenges. This article provides an overview of certain legal considerations for parties engaging in M&A transactions in this sector to be aware of with the goal of providing actionable advice to maximize value.
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