Top Investor Tuesday — Private Equity Firms Active in U.S. Food & Beverage
October 27, 2015
PE investors are on pace for another big year in the U.S. food & beverage industry, according to the PitchBook Platform, with 80 completed deals in 2015 to date tracking close to last year's decade record of 100. The activity this year has been spread across 30+ states, led by California (14) and New York (9)—Wisconsin, Illinois and Texas have each claimed five. Opportunities in beverage companies have seemingly been more mouthwatering than usual in 2015, with 27 deals already besting last year and reaching the second highest total over the past 10 years (34 in 2013). Nearly 300 PE investors have been active in the industry since 2010, about 100 of which have at least $1 billion in assets under management.
Top PE investors in the U.S. food & beverage industry since 2010 and their deal counts (incl. add-ons):