Cross border transactions continue to rise in many sectors and the UK food sector is one example.
Buoyed by the low value of the £, with acquirers primarily from Europe and Middle East looking to UK producers and brands in this key UK sector where value is placed on companies with strong trade links, a balanced customer portfolio, and a strong differentiated product, supported by top-quality processes driven by regulation and advanced approaches to development and branding.
It's easy of course to risk being alarmed at such a headline, however this demonstrates the esteem in which the UK food sector is held more widely afield. A sector which is able to compete so well on a global level will undoubtedly be of ever growing importance in a post-brexit landscape, and those able to demonstrate the key points of appeal to foreign investment should be very well positioned for the future.
Overseas-owned companies make up greater share of UK food sector, research finds