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Food Sector All Deal Activity by Value and Volume (Last 12 months)

Food Sector Overall Deal Activity by Region (Last 12 months)

Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Top Deals in Food Sector (Last 12 months)

Acquirer/Investor Issuer / Partner / Target Deal Date Value (US$m)
DoorDash Maplebear 11 Aug 2021 50,000.0
Market Bidco Wm Morrison Supermarkets 19 Aug 2021 13,339.6
Oppidum Bidco Wm Morrison Supermarkets 03 Jul 2021 13,051.6
Undisclosed Bidder The Star Entertainment Group 23 Jul 2021 7,000.0
Blackstone Capital Partners , Starwood Capital Group Extended Stay America 15 Mar 2021 6,000.0
The Middleby Welbilt 14 Jul 2021 4,300.0
Caesars Entertainment William Hill 25 Nov 2020 4,000.0
Platinum Equity Marston's 29 Jan 2021 3,141.3
Performance Food Group Core-Mark Holding 18 May 2021 2,500.0
Cascade Investment Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 08 Sep 2021 2,210.0
Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Top Food Sector Advisors (2020 Vs. 2019)

Top Financial Advisors – All Deals

Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Bank of America Corp 1 6
Barclays Plc 2 19
Rothschild & Co SCA 3 5
Goldman Sachs International 4 7
Credit Suisse Group AG 5 2
JPMorgan Chase & Co 6 1
Lazard 7 17
Morgan Stanley 8 11
Centerview Partners 9 N/A
UBS Group AG 10 4
Source: GlobalData Deals Database
Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Bank of America Corp 1 4
PricewaterhouseCoopers International 2 5
UBS Group AG 3 16
The Goldman Sachs Group 4 2
Houlihan Lokey 5 115
Morgan Stanley 6 7
Ernst & Young Global 7 3
Barclays Plc 8 12
Goldman Sachs International 9 19
Credit Suisse Group AG 10 9
Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Top Legal Advisors – All Deals

Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Slaughter and May 1 14
Kirkland & Ellis 2 8
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom & Affiliates 3 4
Latham & Watkins 4 2
Sullivan & Cromwell 5 10
Ropes & Gray 6 7
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 7 30
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 8 18
Houlihan Lokey 9 N/A
Herbert Smith Freehills 10 29
Source: GlobalData Deals Database
Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Kirkland & Ellis 1 1
Baker & McKenzie 2 2
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom & Affiliates 3 9
White & Case 4 14
Allen & Overy 5 13
CMS Legal Services EEIG 6 11
Latham & Watkins 7 7
DLA Piper 8 6
Jones Day 9 4
Slaughter and May 10 38
Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Food Sector Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Activity by Value and Volume (Last 12 months)

Food Sector Mergers & Acquisitions by Region (Last 12 months)

Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Top Mergers & Acquisitions in Food Sector (Last 12 months)

Acquirer/Investor Issuer / Partner / Target Deal Date Value (US$m)
DoorDash Maplebear 11 Aug 2021 50,000.0
Undisclosed Bidder The Star Entertainment Group 23 Jul 2021 7,000.0
The Middleby Welbilt 14 Jul 2021 4,300.0
Caesars Entertainment William Hill 25 Nov 2020 4,000.0
Performance Food Group Core-Mark Holding 18 May 2021 2,500.0
Undisclosed Bidder Silver Crest Acquisition 13 Aug 2021 1,800.0
Undisclosed Bidder Delivery Hero 04 May 2021 1,445.5
Undisclosed Bidder FAST Acquisition 01 Feb 2021 1,400.0
Undisclosed Bidder Seibu Holdings - Hotel and Leisure Assets 16 Jul 2021 908.0
MIH Food Delivery Holdings Delivery Hero 31 Aug 2021 868.2
Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Top Food Sector Advisors (2020 Vs. 2019)

Top Financial Advisors - Mergers & Acquisitions Deals

Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Bank of America Corp 1 5
Goldman Sachs International 2 7
Barclays Plc 3 18
Credit Suisse Group AG 4 2
JPMorgan Chase & Co 5 1
Centerview Partners 6 N/A
The Goldman Sachs Group 7 3
UBS Group AG 8 4
Rothschild & Co SCA 9 6
Evercore 10 33
Source: GlobalData Deals Database
Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Bank of America Corp 1 5
PricewaterhouseCoopers International 2 7
UBS Group AG 3 10
The Goldman Sachs Group 4 1
Ernst & Young Global 5 19
Credit Suisse Group AG 6 4
Goldman Sachs International 7 13
JPMorgan Chase & Co 8 3
BNP Paribas SA 9 22
Piper Sandler Companies 10 N/A
Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Top Legal Advisors - Mergers & Acquisitions Deals

Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Slaughter and May 1 17
Kirkland & Ellis 2 9
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom & Affiliates 3 3
Sullivan & Cromwell 4 10
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 5 18
Ropes & Gray 6 6
Houlihan Lokey 7 N/A
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 8 34
Herbert Smith Freehills 9 28
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 10 1
Source: GlobalData Deals Database
Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Baker & McKenzie 1 4
White & Case 2 43
Allen & Overy 3 14
Kirkland & Ellis 4 1
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom & Affiliates 5 5
CMS Legal Services EEIG 6 8
DLA Piper 7 7
Slaughter and May 8 48
Ropes & Gray 9 24
Jones Day 10 9
Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Food Sector Private Equity Deal Activity by Value and Volume (Last 12 months)

Food Sector Private Equity Deals by Region (Last 12 months)

Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Top Private Equity Deals in Food Sector (Last 12 months)

Acquirer/Investor Issuer / Partner / Target Deal Date Value (US$m)
Market Bidco Wm Morrison Supermarkets 19 Aug 2021 13,339.6
Oppidum Bidco Wm Morrison Supermarkets 03 Jul 2021 13,051.6
Blackstone Capital Partners , Starwood Capital Group Extended Stay America 15 Mar 2021 6,000.0
Platinum Equity Marston's 29 Jan 2021 3,141.3
Cascade Investment Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 08 Sep 2021 2,210.0
Cinven Restaurant Brands Iberia 28 Jul 2021 1,180.0
GIC Pvt , Qatar Investment Authority, Falcon Edge Capital, Bundl Technologies Private 12 Feb 2021 800.0
Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia McLaren Group 15 Jul 2021 761.6
The Baupost Group Just Eat Takeaway.com 04 Aug 2021 651.8
CVC Strategic Opportunities II Sonae MC 02 Aug 2021 626.5
Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Top Food Sector Advisors (2020 Vs. 2019)

Top Financial Advisors – Private Equity Deals

Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Bank of America Corp 1 29
Barclays Plc 2 31
Lazard 3 15
Morgan Stanley 4 6
Rothschild & Co SCA 5 7
Centerview Partners 6 N/A
Evercore 7 10
UBS Group AG 8 N/A
J.P. Morgan Securities 9 N/A
Wells Fargo & Co 10 N/A
Source: GlobalData Deals Database
Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Bank of America Corp 1 36
Morgan Stanley 2 1
Houlihan Lokey 3 53
KPMG International Coop 4 5
BKD 5 N/A
Baird Financial Group, . 6 13
Vista Point Advisors 7 9
WBC Holdings, L.P. 8 N/A
Barclays Plc 9 38
Lazard 10 25
Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Top Legal Advisors – Private Equity Deals

Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Latham & Watkins 1 1
Charles Russell Speechlys 2 N/A
Clifford Chance 3 21
Kirkland & Ellis 4 12
Ogier Legal Limited Partnership 5 N/A
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom & Affiliates 6 N/A
Slaughter and May 7 N/A
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 8 3
Ernst & Young Global 9 N/A
Cravath, Swaine & Moore 10 N/A
Source: GlobalData Deals Database
Advisor Name 2020 Rank 2019 Rank
Kirkland & Ellis 1 1
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 2 10
King & Spalding 3 77
Latham & Watkins 4 4
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom & Affiliates 5 N/A
Ernst & Young Global 6 N/A
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 7 5
Sullivan & Cromwell 8 N/A
Paul Hastings 9 94
Alston & Bird 10 N/A
Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Food Sector Venture Financing Deal Activity by Value and Volume (Last 12 months)

Food Sector Venture Financing Deals by Region (Last 12 months)

Source: GlobalData Deals Database

Top Venture Financing Deals in Food Sector (Last 12 months)

Acquirer/Investor Issuer / Partner / Target Deal Date Value (US$m)
Mirae Asset Venture Investment ., Luxor Capital Group, , D1 Capital Partners, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Kora Management , Tiger Global Management , Steadview Capital Management , Baillie Giffordt Zomato 18 Dec 2020 660.0
Sequoia Capital Operations , Mubadala Investment Co, Silver Lake Management , Winter Capital, DisruptAD, Tiger Global Management Getir 06 Jun 2021 555.0
T. Rowe Price Group Rappi 08 Jul 2021 500.0
VY Capital, Steadview Capital, Fidelity Investments , Dragoneer Investment Group , Kora Management , Tiger Global Management, Bow Wave Capital Management, Zomato 21 Jan 2021 500.0
Qatar Holding Bundl Technologies Private 19 May 2021 457.0
B Riley Financial , NordStar Capital , Dogus Group, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, DisruptAD, Next Play Capital, Chimera Investments Kitopi 01 Jul 2021 415.0
Falcon Edge Capital, , Carmignac, INQ Holdings , Goldman Sachs Asia Strategic Ii Pte. , MIH India Food Holdings BV, Amansa Capital Pte. ., Prosus NV, Think Investments , Accel Bundl Technologies Private 14 Apr 2021 343.0
Sunshine Venture Capital, Qingdao Gouxin, Qingdao Municipality Guidance Fund Beijing Missfresh E-Commerce 09 Dec 2020 306.0
Fidelity Management & Research Company, Bow Wave Capital Management, , Dragoneer Investment Group , Kora Management , Tiger Global Management Zomato 22 Feb 2021 250.0
Undisclosed Bidder Guangxi Jiaojiu Network Technology 08 Jul 2021 200.0
Source: GlobalData Deals Database

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