ACG to Spice Things Up, Cajun-Style, at InterGrowth 2016
David Axelrod, former adviser to President Obama, and Ana Navarro, former adviser to Sen. John McCain and Gov. Jeb Bush, are scheduled to speak at the May gathering in New Orleans


Marketers Go Digital, Attracting Buyers
Accenture, IBM and Web.com have made acquisitions, following migration to social media sites and mobile devices

Strategic Buyers

Newell Rubbermaid Capped Growth Strategy with Beloved Elmer’s Glue, Sealing Strategic Buyer of the Year
The company also agreed to buy Yankee Candle owner and sold some non-core businesses

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Food & Beverage

CD&R Backs Maker of Sausage Casings Kalle, as Buyers Chew on Food Targets

Hershey, McCormick and Peak Rock have also purchased food companies

Peak Rock Adds to Food Portfolio with Diamond Crystal Brands

Hormel is selling DCB, which makes portion-control and single-serve foods and beverages

Hershey Adds BarkThins Chocolate Pretzels, as Buyers Snack on Food Deals

Clearlake and Hammond Kennedy have made investments in the sector

McCormick & Co. Picks Up Another Herb Maker

The purchase of Gourmet Garden follows McCormick’s acquisitions of Brand Aromatics, Drogheria & Alimentari and One World Foods

AB InBev Offers to Sell Beer Brands for Early EU Approval

The Budweiser owner says it will its Peroni and Grolsch brands

Z Capital Shows Buyers Crave Restaurant Deals with Pink Taco Investment

Barteca Holdings and Greene Turtle have also received PE Interest

Golden State Foods, Supplier to McDonald’s, Acquires Dairy Co. KanPak

Recent food and beverage deals have included purchases made by Clearlake Capital and Apollo

Clearlake Backs Dippin’ Chips Maker That’s How We Roll, After Launching Better For You Holdings

Other acquisitions in the food sector have come from General Mills, Hain Celestial and Hammond Kennedy

B&G Expected to Make More Acquisitions After Stock Sale

The company acquired Green Giant, Le Sueur and Spartan Foods in 2015 and is likely to pursue more targets

Apollo Buys Grocery Store Chain Fresh Market, On the Heels of University Phoenix Deal

The buyer recently added home security company ADT

Clearlake Capital Forms Better for You Holdings to Invest in Healthy Food

The firm will partner with Halen Brands, which has backed SkinnyPop, Dippin’ Chips and Mrs. Thinsters

As 3G Capital Forages for Food Deals, General Mills and Oreo-Maker Mondelez Look Ripe

Billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann’s firm previously bought Heinz in a Warren Buffett-backed deal and merged it with Kraft

Sysco Corp.’s Trawl for Targets Continues with North Star Seafood

The buyer, which supplies products to restaurants, hotels, schools and hospitals, recently acquired the Brakes Group, Tannis Trading and Gilchrist & Soames

Monster Beverage Adds Flavors Supplier American Fruits Through Acquisition

Falconhead, Highlander and Peak Rock have recently made deals in the space

After US Foods Deal Fails, Sysco Makes Another Acquisition in Foodservice Distributor Brakes Group

In 2015, Sysco purchased Gilchrist & Soames and Tannis Trading

Highlander Buys Food and Beverage Ingredients Maker Fuerst Day, Plans Add-Ons

Other recent similar deals include the purchases of Pinova, Stauber and Whole Harvest

Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney Buys Panos Brands, as Healthy Foods Keep Attracting Buyers

The sale of Panos, which boasts the Ka-Me and Mi-Del brands, marks the fifth exit for High Road Capital Partners

AptarGroup's Purchase of Mega Airless Proves Plastic Packaging M&A Remains Strong

Hillside Plastics and Optimum Plastics have recently been acquired

Brynwood Partners Drinks Up Sunny D, an “Iconic” Brand with Slumping Sales

The PE firm will seek synergies between Sunny Delight and existing portfolio company Harvest Hill, maker of Juicy Juice

General Mills Nurtures Annie’s Mac ‘n Cheese Business with Epic’s Bison Bacon Cranberry

Epic Provisions, which pioneered bars made of meat, fruit and nuts, will operate under Annie’s business, which General Mills bought in 2014

Hawkins Grows in New Markets with Stauber Performance Deal

The acquisition follows the purchases of Pinova and Whole Harvest

General Mills Expands Breakfast Offerings Beyond Cereal in Purchase of Yogurt Maker Carolina

The Cheerios maker is adding the owner of the Carolina, Gluck and VeryGurt brands

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