The following report focuses on Food and Beverage Transactions both within the global industry and with a focus on the U.S. lower middle market. Globally, 2018 is on pace to be the most active year in more than a decade for M&A activity in the food and beverage sector, with over 1,000 transactions through September 2018. Global transaction multiples are also hovering near record-breaking heights, with an average EV/EBITDA multiple of 17.3x in the beverage sector and 13.6x in the food sector. The lower middle market ($10-$250M in Enterprise Value) is experiencing similar trends, with 2018 TEV/EBITDA multiples reported at 7.8x so far in 2018. Deal activity is expected to be strong through the remainder of 2018 and into 2019 with both financial and strategic buyers actively seeking deals in this space.
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