CEOs have grown more pessimistic about current economic conditions, with only 8% saying conditions are better compared to six months ago, down from 13% last quarter.
October 4, 2019
The confidence level of chief executive officers remained unchanged at 43 in the second quarter of 2019, but declined to a reading of 34 in the third quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses), according to a study released by The Conference Board, New York.
Food processors took part in 152 deals in 2018, a 19.4% decrease from 2017, while the retail sector increased almost 40% from the previous year.
April 3, 2019
The Food Institute, Upper Saddle River, N.J., tallied 527 food industry mergers and acquisitions in 2018, down almost 11% from 2017’s record year, according to its annual “Food Business Mergers & Acquisitions” report.
Changing demographics, rising disposable income and the pursuit of healthy living are reshaping consumer demand for specialty, better-for-you and sustainable food options.
March 8, 2019
Evolving consumer preferences and rapid technological change are transforming the food supply chain, according to the “Consumer Insider,” an industry report released by Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. (BGL), Cleveland, Ohio.
Merger and acquisition activity among the Top 50 CPG companies marked a 15-year high in 2017.
December 5, 2018
In fact, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity among the Top 50 CPG companies marked a 15-year high in 2017 — a 45% increase compared to the previous year, according to IRI, Chicago. That’s why making informed and strategic M&A decisions is critical.
The rise in M&A comes as big fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies respond to challenges of driving growth, as well as pressure from activist investors to increase margins.
July 9, 2018
The number of mergers and acquisition deals among the Top 50 consumer goods giants reached a 15-year high in 2017, a 45% increase from the previous year, according to the annual Global 50 report released by OC&C Strategy Consultants, New York.
The report predicts a rise in global M&A deals, legacy companies increasingly using M&A for growth and innovation and more outbound deals for the United States than there have been, due to rising interest rates.
April 10, 2018
Not accounting for large deals, M&A deal value in 2017 was a scant 2% below the previous year, with activity essentially matching the hot market of 2016, reveals the report.
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