Food & Beverage


Quercus can assist you with your M&A activity in this sector whether you are a UK-focused organisation or an international operation with multiple export markets.

The Food and Beverage industry is the largest manufacturing industry in the UK employing in the region of 4 million people and generating revenues of over £100 billion per annum. Whilst the domestic market continues to be the key market for UK manufacturers, demand from international consumers for quality British produce has created a lucrative export market which now accounts for around a quarter of the total market. Although the European Union is a key importer of UK food and drink and this market has seen consistent growth, this has been outstripped by growth from outside of the EU. There is therefore the opportunity to offset any adverse impact from Brexit through refocusing efforts on non-EU export markets.


We offer a full suite of M&A services

We leverage our expertise, experience and global reach to create lasting value, and our mission is to provide exceptional service to our clients in the M&A arena.

  • Private company sales
  • Corporate divestments
  • Buy-outs and Buy-ins
  • Acquisitions
  • Raising equity and debt capital


What makes us unique?

  • Expertise
    Our business model is built on providing clients with access to a highly experienced team with over 200 years’ cumulative advisory experience. All our projects are led day-to-day by experienced partners.
  • Connected
    We have meaningful relationships with strategic acquirors both domestically and internationally though our membership of the Terra Alliance. We are also well connected with sources of capital including private equity, venture capital, banks, commercial lenders and family offices.
  • Insightful
    Our experience of transacting at every stage of the economic cycle means that we know how to present businesses to maximise interest and deal creatively with issues that may subsequently arise.
  • Principled
    We are proud of our reputation for discretion and independence, and our advice to clients is guided by our values: Integrity, Commitment and Excellence.

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