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2017 ended with a flurry of substantial food and drink transactions out of 58 in total recorded on the bevblog.net mergers and acquisitions database.
Ten reached $500 million and six of these exceeded $1 billion:
Among the 58, 13 were in alcohol, five in dairy, five in ingredients, four in nutrition, four in plant-based products and three each in confectionery and frozen food.
25 were within national borders, including 16 in the United States and five in the United Kingdom. 33 were international. The US participated in 30 overall and the UK in ten, followed by Switzerland in five, Canada in four, Ireland in three and South Africa in three.
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