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    Food & Agriculture Q1 2020

    Q1 2020 Food Agriculture

    Largest Transactions Closed

    • Target
    • Buyer
    • Value($mm)
    • fairlife, LLC
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • $1,000.00
    • All Assets of Bumble Bee
    • F.C.F. Fishery Co., Ltd.
    • $925.60
    • Primo Water Corporation
    • Cott Corporation
    • $677.80
    • S&D Coffee, Inc.
    • Westrock Coffee Company, LLC
    • $405.00
    • Sadler's Smokehouse, Ltd.
    • Hormel Foods Corporation
    • $270.00
    • Arizona Production & Packaging LLC
    • Refresco Group B.V.
    • $110.00
    • NORPAC Quincy, Washington Plant
    • Oregon Potato Co.
    • $107.00
    • Fruitsmart, Inc.
    • Universal Corporation
    • $105.00
    • All Assets Of Sid Wainer & Son, Inc.
    • The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc.
    • $50.45
    • Warrender Enterprise Inc.
    • Acquired Sales Corp.
    • $20.00


    Source S&P Capital IQ as of 4/13/2020 and PCE Proprietary Data

    Additional Resources

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    Orlando Office


    David Jasmund

    Orlando Office


    Data Assumptions

    This report represents transaction activity as mergers & acquisitions, consolidations, restructurings and spin-offs. Targets are defined as U.S. Based companies with either foreign or U.S. based buyers. Transaction information provided is based on closed dates only.


    EBIT - Earnings Before Interest and Taxes
    EBITDA - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization
    LTM - Last Twelve Months
    TEV - Total Enterprise Value


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