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Over 50 food and drink industry transactions were recorded on the bevblog.net mergers and acquisitions database for October.
Three were valued at more than $500 million:
An unusually high 32 of the 52 total were within national borders, leaving just 20 across borders. This compares to 21 out of 52 last month. 23 countries featured, led by the United States on 27, the United Kingdom on 12, Belgium on four, France on four and Canada on three.
16 were in alcoholic drinks and eight in soft drinks, then six in dairy, five in packaging, three in bakery and three in ingredients.
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