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Asia-Pacific and Europe Dominate Merger and Acquisition Activity

Executive Summary

- Factors such as lack of source of funds, limited avenue for investments, pile up of dry powder funds, and delay in payment of return to investors have resulted in a decline in private equity (PE) across industry verticals. For industries such as information technology, Internet services, and healthcare, private placement activity worldwide remained suppressed in 2013.
- The average value of transactions (global) declined from $ million in 2010 to $ million as of 2013. Europe witnessed the steepest decline, with the average deal value coming down from $ million in 2010 to $ million as of 2013.
- Segments that have consistently witnessed an increase in private placement activity include prepared and preserved foods; meats, meat processing, and meat-related products; dairy products and eggs; seafood, seafood processing, and seafood products; and bread and bakery products.
- Transactions in the range of less than $ million have increased from % of all transactions in 2007 to % in 2013. In the same time frame, the number of transactions in the greater than $ million range have declined from % of all transactions to %.

Private Placements in the Packaged Food Industry

In terms of number of transactions, the North American region occupies about X % of all transactions over the 2007 to 2013 period. The region is behind APAC, which has higher activity in the PEVC space. AboutX% of all transactions have been from APAC. Europe accounts for about X %, and the remaining X % is from Middle East and Africa and LATAM and Caribbean.
On the deal value front, APAC has performed better than all the other regions. Considering that the industry in APAC is in the growth phase, the private placement and mergers and acquisitions (M&A ) are expected to witness strong activity.

Research Objective

•To analyse the PEVC trends in the global packaged food industry.
•To identify the key PEVC trends in the industry based on deals across regions, segments, and type of investments.
•To conduct a financial analysis of the deals with respect to investment characteristics.

Who Will Benefit?

•Companies operating in the global packaged food industry
•PE investors
•Venture capital investors
•Fund managers
•Retail investors
•Hedge funds
•Insurance funds and other members of the investing community

Sub-segments Covered in the Study

Animal Feed : Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing prepared feeds, feed ingredients, and adjuncts for animals and fowls.
Bread and Bakery Products : Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing fresh bread and bread-type rolls as well as fresh cakes, pies, pastries, and other similar perishable bakery products.
Coffee and Tea : Establishments primarily engaged in X or more of the following: roasting coffee, manufacturing coffee and tea concentrates (including instant and freeze-dried), blending tea, and manufacturing herbal tea.
Confectionery Products : Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing candy and other confectionery products, chocolate and cocoa products, chewing gum, and salted and roasted nuts and seeds.
Dairy Products and Eggs : Establishments primarily engaged in the production of dairy products and eggs.
Edible Oils : Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing cooking oils and fats that are used in food preparation.
Ethnic Foods : Establishments primarily engaged in the production of cuisine belonging to a particular region or country; e.g., Mediterranean and Asian cuisine and Kosher foods.

Table Of Contents

Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Trends in the Global Packaged Food Industry
Executive Summary
Research Objective and Scope
Global Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment Trends
North America Breakdown
Europe Breakdown
Asia-Pacific Breakdown
Latin America and Caribbean Breakdown
Middle East and Africa Breakdown
Analysis of Private Equity Exits
Key Conclusions
Appendix
The Frost and Sullivan Story

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