Food and Beverage - Mergers and Acquisitions

No matter what part of the food and beverage industry you’re in, there are likely potential merger and acquisition opportunities. There are many ways to generate additional revenues, expand into new markets and kickstart or continue post-pandemic growth.

Potential issues could arise that companies must consider before engaging in any growth strategy. This includes regulatory requirements, employee pension obligations, complex supply agreements, tax issues, competition and antitrust challenges and more.

Osler’s M&A team has a deep understanding of this sector and has worked with some of the largest Canadian companies on deals of all sizes. We’ve helped major food producers buy additional facilities, emerging and high-growth companies enter new markets, and large grocers acquire smaller operators. We also bring together experts from a variety of areas, including tax, capital markets, human resources, and regulatory and pensions.

Whether it’s a desire to enter new markets, increase your economies of scale or adopt innovation technologies, developing the right strategy and working with the right experts is critical in today’s food and beverage sector.

Recent experience

Andrew Peller Limited

Andrew Peller Limited in its $95 million acquisition of three British Columbia Wineries including Black Hills Estate Winery, Gray Monk Estate Winery and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. The transaction was funded by a combination of $78 million in cash and $17 million in Class A common shares.

Learn more about our work with Andrew Peller Limited
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Constellation Brands, Inc.

Constellation Brands, Inc., an international producer and marketer of beer wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy, in the sale of its Canadian wine business to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for approximately $1.03 billion.

Learn more about our work with Constellation Brands, Inc.
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Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

HOOPP in its acquisition of a minority stake in Chobani, a leading U.S. yogurt manufacturer. The transaction was led by HOOPP Capital Partners and supported Chobani in its innovation in the yogurt category and focus on nutritional and social wellness.

Learn more about our work with HOOPP
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