Research and Markets: Monthly Deals Roundup - Foodservice: Germany's Benckiser Group Accounted For 27% of Total Deal Activity in the Global Foodservice Industry in December 2012

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/v33mfr/december_monthly) has announced the addition of Canadean Ltd's new report "December Monthly Deals Roundup - Foodservice" to their offering.

This report provides detailed analysis of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the foodservice industry in December 2012 compared to November, and the trailing twelve month (TTM)average. This provides an insight into the inorganic growth strategies of companies in the industry and competitor tracking.

The report provides detailed analysis on the private equity and venture capital activity in the foodservice industry in December 2012, compared with November, and the TTM average. This provides an insight into the investment activity in the industry by financial investors.

The report provides detailed analysis on capital raising activity, including equity and debt offerings, in the foodservice industry in December2012 compared with November,and the TTM average. This provides an insight into the capital raising activity of companies in the industry, including fund raising trends from both equity and debt capital markets.

The report provides detailed analysis on strategic partnerships in the foodservice industry in December2012 compared with November, and the TTM average. This provides an insight in to the strategic partnerships among companies in the industry, including joint ventures.

Key Highlights

The coffee market is a prospective industry with encouraging long-term fundamentals. Unaffected by recession, coffee consumption continues to rise up globally. This has led to continuous interest in coffee chains by strategic and non-strategic investors. In its second acquisition of a premium coffee shop operator in 2012, Germany's Benckiser group bought the Caribou Coffee Company for US$340 million.

The restaurant channel accounted for 27% of total deal activity in the global foodservice industry in December 2012. However, the channel registered 32 transactions, which represented a 27% decrease from the previous month. In terms of deal value, the restaurant channel recorded a monthly decline of 33%, valuing US$499.1 million in December. Despite this decrease in activity, the channel registered some significant deals in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

The number of strategic partnerships activity increased from 12 transactions in November to 14 in December.

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Source: Canadean Ltd

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Sector: Food Service

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
press@researchandmarkets.com
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Food Service