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    Food & Agriculture Q4 2020

    Q4 2020 Food Agriculture

    Largest Transactions Closed

    • Target
    • Buyer
    • Value($mm)
    • The Cholula Food Company Inc.
    • McCormick & Company, Incorporated
    • $800.00
    • FONA International, Inc.
    • McCormick & Company, Incorporated
    • $710.00
    • Crisco® Oils and Shortening Business of The J. M. Smucker Company
    • B&G Foods North America, Inc.; B&G Foods Canada, ULC
    • $550.00
    • Truco Enterprises, LP
    • Heron Holding Corporation
    • $480.00
    • The Organic Corporation B.V./Tradin Organics USA LLC
    • Amsterdam Commodities N.V.
    • $389.79
    • SweetWater Brewing Company, Inc.
    • Aphria Inc.
    • $366.00
    • Beverages & More, Inc.
    • GoBrands, Inc.
    • $350.00
    • Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy Brand of Constellation Brands, Inc.
    • Sazerac Company, Inc.
    • $255.00
    • Certain Assets of its Dry Pasta and Noodles Business in USA
    • American Italian Pasta Company
    • $242.50
    • Silva International, Inc.
    • Universal Corporation
    • $170.00


    Source S&P Capital IQ as of 1/12/2021 and PCE Proprietary Data

    Additional Resources

    eBook- Keys to Selling Your Packaged Food & Beverage Company


    eBook- Keys to Selling Your Agriculture Business


    Michael Poole

    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


    1. "Agriculture Industry Bets on Carbon as a New Cash Crop," Jacob Bunge, WSJ, Dec. 23, 2020.
    2. "Biden Pick for USDA Throws Tom Vilsack Back into Food-Policy Fight," Jesse Newman, Jacob Bunge, WSJ, Dec. 11, 2020.
    3. "U.S. Says Canada Shields Its Dairy Market in Violation of Trade Pact," Yuka Hayashi, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 9, 2020.
    4. "Weather-Upending La Niña Is Headache for Farmers World-Wide," Lucy Cramer, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 4, 2020.
    5. "A Huge Rally in Food Prices Is Stoking Record Fertilizer Demand," Marcy Nicholson, Justina Vasquez, Bloomberg, Dec. 9, 2020.
    6. "Kroger Reports Strong, But Slowing, Sales Growth," Jaewon Kang, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 3, 2020.
    7. "McCormick buys hot sauce maker Cholula for $800M,"Christopher Doering, FoodDive, Nov. 24, 2020.
    8. "New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Reject Recommendation to Cut Sugar, Alcohol Intake Limit," Andrea Petersen, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 29, 2020.

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