A global food ingredients company wanted to expand its offering in B2B culinary systems (bespoke products with an element of chef-to-chef interaction) through acquisitions.  CPL identified, profiled, qualified and prioritised potential targets for the client’s M&A pipeline. Additionally, CPL was able to provide warm introductions.


The study objective was to provide insight to a global ingredients company on players and potential acquisition targets in culinary systems with a specific geographic focus.


CPL produced a long list of ~30 players in the market, with some high-level analysis.  Next, we discussed this list in detail with the client before finally producing a short list of ~10 potential targets.

CPL then carried out a deep dive on the potential target companies, which included a discussion on prioritisation and approach to the best-fit companies.


CPL provided spreadsheets which contained the longlist, shortlist and detailed financial information (balance sheets, profit and loss etc.) of potential targets.

Company Profiles for short listed targets included:

  • Company description
  • Financial information, including actual or estimated sales value
  • Applications focus
  • Differentiators
  • Ownership structure

The report therefore provided sufficient detail to enable the client populate its M&A pipeline with well qualified targets.

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