After the year that was 2020, the food and beverage industry has seen more than its share of mergers and acquisitions. This webinar will provide an overview of the current state of mergers and acquisitions in food and beverage, what is driving the activity, and what both financial and strategic acquirers are looking for.
Co-panelists Marie Quintero Johnson of Coca-Cola, Jay Desai of Kainos Capital, and David Iverson of Lazard Middle Market will offer their perspectives on the market in a conversation moderated by Ryan Schloer of RSM. Marie will share her insights as to how strategics are approaching this environment, especially regarding beverage. Jay will lend his private equity expertise to the discussion and dig into how financial sponsors view the market as they look to establish new platforms and add on to existing investments. David will round out the conversation by examining the M&A activity in food and beverage and its key drivers.
Lazard Middle Market LLC, a subsidiary of Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ), provides customized advice on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity recapitalizations, and financial restructurings to mid-sized companies across a broad range of industries. Our food-dedicated bankers have played key advisory roles in some of the most important, complex, and industry-defining transactions. For more information about our Consumer, Food & Retail Group, visit https://www.lazard.com/businesses/financial-advisory/middle-market-advisory/consumer-food-retail/.
RSM US LLP, has a robust practice supporting food and beverage brands across worldwide with a wide range of audit, tax and consulting services. The clients we serve are the engine of commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment. RSM US LLP is part of RSM International, a global network of independent firms with 48,000 people across 120 countries. For more information, visit https://rsmus.com/, follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/rsmusllp) and/or connect with us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/rsm-us-llp/).