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Conference Proceedings (2003), Proceedings of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association - IAMA World Food and Agribusiness Symposium, IAMA

Valuation of Target Firms Acquired in the Food Sector During the 1996-2001 Wave

The paper studies valuation ratios of food companies that were part of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) involving at least one French company during the 1996 - 2001 period. Results converge to value food company 1.1 to 1.4 times its turnover. There is no significant difference of "valuation to turnover" ratios among M&A involving only French firms and M&A involving companies from different countries. Corporate valuation may differ according to food sub-sector:

DECLERCK, F. (2003). Valuation of Target Firms Acquired in the Food Sector During the 1996-2001 Wave. In: Proceedings of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association - IAMA World Food and Agribusiness Symposium. IAMA.