What We’re Seeing

Market Update1

The M&A landscape in the food & beverage industry remains active, with several notable transactions. Litehouse to acquire Sky Valley Foods for $46.0 million, Perdue Premium Meat acquired Panorama Meats for an undisclosed amount, and Boston Beer Company acquired Dogfish Head Brewing for $309.0 million.

What We’ve Been Doing

Closed Harris Williams Transactions

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Harris Williams Advises 3D Corporate Solutions

Harris Williams advised 3D Corporate Solutions on the sale of its Land Animal Protein Division to Olympus Partners.

Business Overview

  • The Land Animal Protein Division of 3D Corporate Solutions (“3D Protein”) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of value-added protein ingredients to the pet food industry.
  • 3D Protein’s unique expertise across the pet food value chain positioned the Company as an ideal partner to protein integrators given its unique ability to generate value by converting co-products to premium and specialty pet food ingredients.
  • 3D Protein acts as an integral product development partner to the pet food industry through offering world-class manufacturing services through its four manufacturing facilities located across the Midwest and Southeast U.S.

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Key Value Drivers

  • Attractive momentum in the premium pet food sector
  • Critical link in the pet food value chain given the Company’s expertise across the protein and pet food sectors
  • World class manufacturing capabilities
  • Broad portfolio of proprietary ingredient solutions
  • Experienced management team with a track record of growth and innovation
  • Highly attractive financial profile

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Vital Signs

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Public Equity Market Overview1

Public Company Sector Performance (Median One Year Change in Stock Price)1

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Recent Equity Offerings5

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Food and Beverage Industry Stock Performance Index4

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M&A Market Overview

Highlighted Food and Beverage M&A Transactions1

Litehouse to Acquire Sky Valley Foods

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  • Litehouse announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sky Valley Foods
  • Based in Danville, VA, Sky Valley Foods manufactures organic shelf-stable condiments, dressings, sauces, and marinades under the Organicville and Sky Valley brands
  • The acquisition will allow Litehouse to grow its portfolio with center store, clean, and organic products while expanding its manufacturing presence on the East Coast

 

Perdue Premium Meat Acquires Panorama Meats

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  • Perdue Premium Meat, a subsidiary of Perdue Farms, has acquired Panorama Meats
  • Based in Woodland, CA, Panorama Meats produces grass-fed and grass-finished certified organic beef
  • The acquisition will allow Perdue Premium Meat to penetrate the organic grass-finished market 

 

Boston Beer Company to Acquire Dogfish Head Brewing

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  • The Boston Beer Company announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Dogfish Head Brewing
  • Based in Milton, DE, Dogfish Head Brewing provides craft brews and spirits and operates a few restaurants
  • The acquisition will help Boston Beer Company become more competitive in an industry that is seeing rapid consolidation

M&A Market Overview*

Food and Beverage M&A Trends1

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Latest Deals and Announced Private Equity Activity1

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* M&A transactions include European and cross-border deals since 2015.

Debt Market Overview

Food and Beverage Loan Activity6

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Recent Debt Offerings7

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M&A Overview*

Median LTM Trading Multiples & Quarterly Food & Beverage M&A1

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Recent Food and Beverage M&A1

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* M&A transactions include European and cross-border deals since 2015.

Food and Beverage Earnings Release Calendar

Earnings Release Calendar1

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Public Comparables1

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1. Factset
2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
3. Unweighted Average
4. US Census Bureau
5. Thomson Financial
6. S&P
7. Reuters

 

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