2015 was another record year for food and drink industry transactions, with 589 recorded in the bevblog.net mergers and acquisitions database, 26 more than in 2014 and an average of 11 per week.
The total compares with 466 in 2011, 520 in 2012, 481 in 2013 and 563 in 2014.
The highest number of deals were in packaging, beer, ingredients, soft drinks and dairy.
Beer deals more than doubled to 55 (+31), while dairy dropped one third to 41 (-22).
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