At Global PMI Partners we work with clients across many industry sectors. Our approach to consulting necessarily requires teamwork and collaboration with you because we believe that no one external knows your industry or your business like you do. However, food trends and specifics do impact M&A strategy and execution which vary from other industries. We understand these and bring lessons, customized solutions and proven experience from other food M&A deals.

Industry trends

  • Consumer taste globalisation versus defence of typical local products
  • Search for premium products versus search of the cheapest products
  • High level of industrialisation
  • Growth of food services (ORECA, etc.)
  • Increase in the world population and consequent needs of more food
  • Investments on Safety; fear of contamination
  • New habit “Home sweet home”: home is the new going out
  • Attention to health
  • Environmental constraints

M&A trends

  • Integrations in order to enter foreign markets
  • Integrations for strategic sourcing (larger purchasing power)
  • Integration with bio-engineering companies / competencies

PMI challenges specific to this sector

  • Sales-related topics ; branding
  • Identification of supply and operation chain
  • Cultural integration – international transformation – change management
  • Regulatory compliance across different countries
  • Definition of contracts with suppliers
  • Global scale of operation

How we can help

  • Support cross-border acquisitions via local expertise and IMO expertise
  • Provide industry skills
  • Provide high-value add support
  • Deep knowledge of cultural differences

Global PMI Partners specific value prop

  • International presence in particular countries with a strong food industry like France and Italy
  • Very significant supply chain and IT expertise
  • High-leverage consulting model – optimisation of internal skills

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