For reasons such as globalization, healthier eating habits and expanded interest in international cuisine, dealmakers have shown plenty of cause for investing in branded food companies. Cascadia Capital CEO Michael Butler, during a video interview with Mergers & Acquisitions at the 2017 ACG LA Business Conference, says branded food companies are among the key sectors seeing a lot of growth.

BUTLER: We see a lot of interest in healthcare right now, both healthcare technology and healthcare services. We see a lot of interest in transportation logistics and have recently completed several deals in that sector. Then also, there’s a lot of interest in consumer non-durables leading into the food sector, so a lot of interest in branded food companies that are seeing a lot of growth