In comparison to Q1 2018, the first quarter of 2019 has been a quieter period for merger and acquisition activity in the global animal nutrition sector, even though the Euro 1.544 billion acquisition of Neovia by ADM was completed this quarter.
It is still too early to speculate whether or not 2019 will live up to the industry’s expectations that increased consolidation will take place in the feed, premix and additive sectors. One must also factor in that 2018 was, in general, a busy year for the animal nutrition sector M&A activity.
M&A patterns will continue to reflect current industry trends this year as animal nutrition companies can be expected to further pursue investments and acquisitions geared towards high growth segments, examples being natural or bio-based inputs, alternative ingredients, aqua feed, animal health or even information technology.
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