Verdant Partners is pleased to present this 2020 installment of our Global Food & Agribusiness Annual M&A Review, highlighting a year's worth of investment activities impacting the industry. In this report we cover a wide range of topics across the food and agriculture value chain, including: 1) an analysis of key mergers, acquisitions and fundraising that shaped the industry in the past year; 2) unique insights on past developments in various subsets of the industry; 3) featured successful transactions from our clients; and 4) perceptions and expectations for the year to come.
We hope that this installment of our Global Food & Agribusiness Annual M&A Review finds you in good health. Although 2020 presented larger and more diverse challenges than years past, from these challenges came new opportunities. The resilience of the food and agriculture industry attracted investors to what they consider a safe environment during uncertain times in global equities markets. Total M&A and investment volume in the food and agriculture sector was strong relative to other industries, and those same drivers will remain in place to facilitate ongoing investments in 2021. To that end, should you have questions or be interested in exploring opportunities together, our team remains eager to assist in the execution of your M&A strategy.