Food service deals Q4 2018: Total value revealed
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Food service deals for Q4 2018 total $10.84bn

26 Feb 2019 (Last Updated May 9th, 2019 06:41)

Food service deals for Q4 2018 total $10.84bn

Total food service deals in Q4 2018 worth $10.84bn were announced, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 36.3% over the previous quarter and a rise of 85.8% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $5.84bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a rise of 54.4% over the last four-quarter average with 105 deals against the average of 68 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $5.73bn.

The top announced deal, as tracked by GlobalData, in Q4 2018 was LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s $3.2bn acquisition of Belmond.

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

Verdict deals analysis methodology

This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.

GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.