Chicago-based Lincoln International’s global consumer group released "Food & Beverage DealReader: Q3 2016," a report that offers a comprehensive analysis of the North American food and beverage market, public market valuation information and selected transactions of interest to owners and managers of food and beverage businesses and their advisors.

During Q3 2016, there were 75 announced M&A transactions involving the acquisition of North American food and beverage targets, up 9% compared to Q3 2015. Large consumer packaged goods corporations continue to acquire smaller players in order to capture innovation and high growth. Strong M&A activity in sectors such as desserts signals a continued trend toward consolidation across the industry.

Topics covered in this report include:

  • Food and beverage market intelligence.
  • Current food and beverage public market valuations and operational metrics.
  • Historical food and beverage public market valuation trends.
  • Recent food and beverage merger and acquisition transactions.