Strategic M&A options – the food and drink sector


With M&A activity very much alive within the food and drink industry despite the pandemic, many within the sector are continuing to consider their strategic M&A options. The growing demand for healthy, high quality and environmentally friendly products is driving a lot of deal activity. Those that can articulate brand values that resonate with customers while continuing to focus on product innovation will be best placed to take advantage of the buoyant market conditions.

Date: 7 October 2021
Time: 11:30am and 1pm.
Online event

Join RSM at their round table.
Their virtual round table will focus on the key things to consider when:

  • building a food or drink business
  • developing an exit strategy
  • gaining access to funding
  • making strategic acquisition

Stuart McCallum, head of food and drink, will lead the discussion. He will be supported by John Gillibrand a partner within RSM Tax and Accounting’s mergers and acquisitions team who specialises in advising food and drink businesses. Stuart and John will be joined by expert panellists: Nigel White of The Marketing Place and David Atkinson of Panoramic Growth Equity.

About the speakers:
Nigel White – With over 30 years’ experience in the food and drink industry, Nigel has held the position of Marketing Director at some of the UK’s most recognisable and fastest growing brands, including Quorn, Heck and Cow & Gate. Nigel will outline his brand building experience and provide insight on the trends that are driving change across the food and drink industry.

David Atkinson – A Senior Investment Manager at Glasgow based Panoramic Growth Equity. David will talk through his experience of managing investments within the food and drink industry, having led Panoramic’s investments into alcohol-free beer company Big Drop and healthy snacking company Freed Foods.

If you would like to attend, please just click here and fill in your details. You will then be sent a diary invitation with log-in details.