Meat processing – Sector and M&A report

Meat processors eyeball a larger plate

European processors are using M&A to tap growth and answer strategic challenges – over the past three years, almost half of all deals worldwide have been located in Europe.
Large diversified players are acquiring to improve product portfolios, geographic reach and to integrate operations across the value chain (upstream and downstream); while mid-sized processors are looking to tap growth in niche market segments such as ‘convenience’, ‘organic’, ‘welfare’ and ‘premium’. Branding is also key, and the most important valuation driver. As a general rule, processors are steering their strategies towards access to large retailers…

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