Food & Beverage

Historically considered as a traditional and GDP-growth type sector, the food and beverage market is evolving toward a high growth, more specialized and global network. The Food and Beverage industry is facing major transformation driven by shifts in the supply chain, changing consumer preferences (e.g. wellness, health, ethnic, convenience), rapid food innovation and strong macro dynamics in many geographical regions.

M&A activity is robust, fuelled by multiple categories of strategic players seeking consolidation, geographical expansion and innovation/products/services add-on opportunities while increasing penetration in faster-growing, more specialized categories. In addition, food and beverage interest and investment by the private equity community continues to accelerate in pursuit of buy-and-build strategies worldwide.

Our Global Food and Beverage Team provides extensive sector-specific expertise and close relationships with global buyers and sellers, both within your home territory and throughout the world. Many of our advisory transactions are cross-border.

Transactional Experience

  • Food Ingredients
  • Animal feed and pet food
  • Speciality and healthy foods
  • Snacking and frozen foods
  • Dairy
  • Fish & Meat
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Foodservices
  • Supply chain including distribution and logistics
  • Restaurants
  • Food and Beverage retail

Key Contact

Michael Petit
+33 (0) 1 78 42 88 88
+33 (0) 6 30 80 71 66

Michael graduated from the EDHEC Business School in France and is also a certified chartered accountant

He started his career in 2004 as a Financial Auditor at Mazars before joining the Transaction Services Department at Deloitte Finance in Paris where he took part in many financial and accounting due diligence as well as restructuring advisory missions

He then joined Mandel Partners, an M&A consulting firm, subsidiary of Banco Espirito Santo et de la Vénétie, as a Director

He finally joined Financière de Courcelles as Director in 2012

Graduate of Concordia University, Montreal