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February 2008
Mergers & Acquisitions Retrospective
Authors predict this year's M&A?activity will exceed the deals that occurred in 2007.
by Jeff Menashe, George Coope and Matt Franklin
As of mid-December 2007, seven, or 23 percent, of the companies listed in Wine Business Monthly's Top 30 U.S. Wine Companies of 2003 had been acquired by other Top 30 companies. The most recent of these headline-grabbing consolidations in 2007 was the announced sale of Beam Wine Estates to Constellation Brands. There were also many other transactions in 2007 between a broad range of buyers and sellers, including large and small wineries/brand owners and institutional investors. Notable deals inc...
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