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The report provides a review of M&A, capital-raising, partnering deals,
and agreements entered into by foodservice companies during December 2012.
Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
Using this report, dealmakers will effectively gain an insight into deal
activity during the month. Additionally, the report provides an overview of all
the partnering, alliances, and M&A deals announced worldwide.
What makes this report unique and essential to read?
The Monthly Report provides the reader with the top-line data necessary to
quickly keep abreast of deal activity in the foodservice market on a monthly
Key Features and Benefits
The report provides detailed analysis of the mergers and acquisitions
(M&A) activity in the foodservice industry in December2012 compared to November,
and the trailing twelve month (TTM)average. This provides an insight into the
inorganic growth strategies of companies in the industry and competitor
The report provides detailed analysis on the private equity and venture capital
activity in the foodservice industry in December2012, compared with November,
and the TTM average. This provides an insight into the investment activity in
the industry by financial investors.
The report provides detailed analysis on capital raising activity, including
equity and debt offerings, in the foodservice industry in December2012 compared
with November,and the TTM average. This provides an insight into the capital
raising activity of companies in the industry, including fund raising trends
from both equity and debt capital markets.
The report provides detailed analysis on strategic partnerships in the
foodservice industry in December2012 compared with November, and the TTM
average. This provides an insight in to the strategic partnerships among
companies in the industry, including joint ventures.
The coffee market is a prospective industry with encouraging long-term
fundamentals. Unaffected by recession, coffee consumption continues to rise up
globally. This has led to continuous interest in coffee chains by strategic and
non-strategic investors. In its second acquisition of a premium coffee shop
operator in 2012, Germany’s Benckiser group bought the Caribou Coffee Company
for US$340 million.
The restaurant channel accounted for 27% of total deal activity in the global
foodservice industry in December 2012. However, the channel registered 32
transactions, which represented a 27% decrease from the previous month. In terms
of deal value, the restaurant channel recorded a monthly decline of 33%, valuing
US$499.1 million in December. Despite this decrease in activity, the channel
registered some significant deals in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
The number of strategic partnerships activity increased from 12 transactions in
November to 14 in December.