Yum! Brands completes US$375m acquisition of The Habit Restaurants

USA – Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands, has completed the acquisition of The Habit Restaurants, following the approval by The Habit Burger Grill stockholders. Yum! Brands, the […]

Food United buys LIVEKINDLY, raises US$200m to invest in plant-based food firms

USA – Global Plant-Based Food Company, Food United has acquired plant-based digital media platform, LIVEKINDLY Media and rebranded as The LIVEKINDLY Co. Backed by Swiss investor, Blue Horizon, The LIVEKINDLY has also raised US$200-million in […]

Agrana acquires US-based organic distribution company Marroquin Organic

AUSTRIA – The Vienna-based fruit, starch and sugar group, Agrana, has acquired Marroquin Organic International, enabling the company to expand its distribution activities in its starch segment in the US. Headquartered in California, Marroquin Organic […]

Cott Corporation acquires Clearwater expanding its presence to Hungary

HUNGARY – Eden Springs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of bottled water delivery services company, Cott Corporation has fully acquired Hungarian company, Clearwater. Through the acquisition of ClearWater Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság, Eden Springs will […]

Wilbur-Ellis acquires Nachurs Alpine to expand agricultural product offerings in North America

USA – Wilbur-Ellis, a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products and animal nutrients has acquired North American specialty liquids chemical manufacturer, Nachurs Alpine Solutions (NAS). NAS has diversified operations organized into six business […]

Anheuser-Busch fully acquires Craft Brew Alliance to expand product portfolio

USA – Anheuser-Busch, the America subsidiary of Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBeV) has announced that it will acquire the outstanding 68.8% stake in Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) for about US$321 million. Anheuser-Busch currently holds 31.2% […]

French grain cooperative Axereal acquires Cargill’s global malt business

FRANCE – Boortmalt, a subsidiary of France’s largest grain cooperative, Axereal, has closed the acquisition of the malt business of global agribusiness company, Cargill. The transaction, whose financial terms were not disclosed, involves acquisition of […]

AB InBev’s Carlton & United Breweries acquires Riot Wine to expand portfolio

AUSTRALIA – Brewing giant Carlton & United Breweries, a subsidiary of AB InBeV has acquired Australian wine company Riot Wine Co, for an undisclosed sum. The deal marks Carlton & United Breweries’ entry into the […]

McDonald’s to acquire AI firm Apprente to expand its tech capabilities

USA – McDonald’s has secured an agreement to acquire California based tech firm Apprente, to enable the company expand its tech capabilities in the growing fast-food sector. Apprente develops voiced-based conversational technology powered by artificial […]

Dean Foods to remain standalone business after strategic review

USA – Dean Foods, America’s leading food and beverage manufacturer has resolved to operate as a standalone unit following a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the company. Dean Foods initiated […]