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1/12/22 Quick Bites: What to Expect in the 2022 Food & Beverage M&A Market




In this week’s Quick Bites panel on What to Expect in the 2022 Food & Beverage M&A Market, we heard from two leaders about what factors will be driving the M&A market in the food & beverage sector next year, what buyers will be looking for, and what sellers can do to significantly increase their valuations.


Naturally Bay Area board member Don Buder, Partner in the Food & Beverage practice of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, kicked off the conversation with our featured guests:


A few highlights from the discussion:

  • 10:50 – Michael BurgmaierManaging Director and Co-Founder at Whipstitch Capital, emphasizes the importance of company size in the acquisition process, and discusses trends from 2021 he expects will continue.
  • 17:19 – Wayne Wu, General Partner at VMG Partners, predicts what sectors within food & beverage will be of most interest for private equity in terms of acquisition opportunities; he expects the frozen food market to expand.