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M&A Activity Will Drive Growth in Food and Beverage Sector

    M&A Activity Will Drive Growth in Food and Beverage Sector

The recent acceleration in M&A activity within the food and beverage industry in the UK and Ireland is set to continue, according to business and financial advisor Grant Thornton. The

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FrieslandCampina to Acquire Two Dairy Companies in Western Balkans

    FrieslandCampina to Acquire Two Dairy Companies in Western Balkans

FrieslandCampina is strengthening its position in South-East Europe with the acquisition of dairy companies Imlek and Mlekara Subotica, which both have operations in the Western Balkans. This is the Dutch

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Greencore Shows Resilience

    Greencore Shows Resilience

Greencore, one of the leading players in the UK convenience foods market, has increased revenue by 8.7% to £804.2 million, and by 4.3% on a like for like basis, for

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Heineken Renews €2 Billion Revolving Credit Facility

    Heineken Renews €2 Billion Revolving Credit Facility

Heineken has announced the successful closing of a new Revolving Credit Facility for an amount of Eur2b with a syndicate of 17 banks. The new multi-currency facility replaces Heineken’s existing

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Heineken Expands in Africa With Two Acquisitions

    Heineken Expands in Africa With Two Acquisitions

In line with its strategy of increasing exposure to emerging markets, Heineken is acquiring two breweries in Ethiopia, after being named the preferred bidder by the Ethiopian Government following a

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Emmi Exceed Sales and Earnings Targets

    Emmi Exceed Sales and Earnings Targets

Acquisitions, encouraging international growth and strict cost management have helped Emmi, the Swiss dairy group, to increase net profit by 14.3% to SFr86.1m (Eur67m) on net sales ahead by 2.5%

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Strong Showing by Kerry Group

    Strong Showing by Kerry Group

Kerry Group, the international ingredients, flavours and consumer foods manufacturer, increased revenue by 9.7% to Eur5.0b in 2010 and trading profit by 11.3% to Eur470m, resulting in an improvement of

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Solid Sales Growth and Bumper Profit at Nestle

    Solid Sales Growth and Bumper Profit at Nestle

Reporting growth across all regions and categories, Nestle achieved a 6.2% organic growth in 2010 group sales to SFr109.7b (Eur84.9b) with real internal growth of 4.6% and tripled net profits

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Surge in Sales at PepsiCo

    Surge in Sales at PepsiCo

Driven by gains across its worldwide snacks and beverage businesses, and from the acquisitions of its anchor bottlers earlier in the year, PepsiCo has reported a 34% surge in net

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Emmi Exceeds Sales Targets

    Emmi Exceeds Sales Targets

Despite the difficult trading environment, Swiss dairy group Emmi achieved sales slightly higher than expected due largely to the strong performance of its latest acquisitions and encouraging international growth. The

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Ten Brewers Control 61% of Global Beer Market

    Ten Brewers Control 61% of Global Beer Market

Worldwide beer consumption has increased by over 3% per annum during the last ten years and the top ten brewers now account for over 60% of global beer volume, compared

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Valeo Completes Consolidation in Irish Consumer Foods Market

    Valeo Completes Consolidation in Irish Consumer Foods Market

Valeo Foods Group has completed the simultaneous acquisitions of the branded food businesses of Origin Enterprises for an enterprise value of Eur78m and the Irish food company Batchelors for an

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Milkiland Moves Closer to Public Listing to Fund Expansion

    Milkiland Moves Closer to Public Listing to Fund Expansion

Dairy company Milkiland, which operates in the Ukraine and Russia but is registered in the Netherlands, has commenced its public offering of over 22% of its shares as it prepared

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Warsaw IPO For Milkiland

    Warsaw IPO For Milkiland

Dairy company Milkiland, which operates in the Ukraine and Russia but is registered in the Netherlands, is seeking to raise about $100m via an initial public offering of 20-25% of

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Acquisitions Lift C&C Group as Magners Returns to Growth

    Acquisitions Lift C&C Group as Magners Returns to Growth

Reflecting the impact of acquisitions and a return to volume growth of its Magners brand in Great Britain for the first time since 2007, Irish cider producer C&C Group has

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Tangerine Confectionery Could be For Sale

    Tangerine Confectionery Could be For Sale

Tangerine Confectionery, which is owned by private equity firm Growth Capital Partners, has called in investment bank NM Rothschild to advise it on options for raising capital, raising the prospect

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Aryzta Well Placed to Benefit From Economic Recovery

    Aryzta Well Placed to Benefit From Economic Recovery

Swiss and international speciality bakery group Aryzta has reported a 2.2% increase in operating profit (including associates and joint ventures) to Eur305m from underlying revenue up 8.6% to Eur3.01b. The

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Tata Global Beverages Seeking to Diversify into Food

Tata Global Beverages of India, which owns the UK-based Tetley Tea business, is planning to move into food via acquisitions. The beverages group is reported to be considering raising funds

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