Last year’s seafood M&A spend closes on $4bn;

(03/14/19)

 2019 set to be even bigger

Just under $3.90 billion was spent on seafood mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2018, more than 2017 ($1.69bn) and 2016 ($1.88bn) combined, according to data compiled by Undercurrent News from transactions where the sale value was revealed or could be estimated.

Last year could have even rivaled 2015, when $5.83bn was spent on deals where the value was revealed, driven by massive buyouts of feed firms EWOS Group and Nutreco, if a series of announced deals and open sale processes had closed in the year.

The data is part of Undercurrent's latest report, "Seafood’s Top Dealmakers II:.................................................


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