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The value of a food business

What is the real value of my food and beverages company? What is my food business worth? What multiples are used in the food industry? What does a buyer appreciate in my company?

These are questions that could interest you as a seller of a food company. Of course, you want to maximize the company’s value, and have a good starting point in the discussions with the buyer, but how can you find out how much can you ask for a share in your business?

Valuation of a food company

The valuation of a food company is a very important question that every food or beverages company owner might be interested in. There is the technical part as well as the art of a business valuation. There are a lot of factors that come into consideration during the valuation of a food company.

There are multiple valuation methods currently used in the M&A market. The DCF method (discounted cash-flow method) is sometimes used. More often, the way to value a company is to take industry multiples (mostly EBITDA) and use these on the company’s financials to come up with an estimated valuation. This is the most common method. Visit valuation methods page for your company for details about the main valuation methods.

The valuation depends significantly on subindustry. You will get different valuation multiple for food production company, beverages production company, food additives distributor or for pet food production company.

Try our practical on-line food company valuation

We have developed an online tool, that can give you a basic idea of how much your food company is worth. If you want to get a preliminary-level indication of the value of your food and beverages business, please fill out the model below. You will need just the basic financials from the last two years.
As a result, you will get a rough indication of the enterprise value for your company.

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Food companies valuation tool

Please note that the company’s valuation is only indicative. The valuation process will take you no more than 5 minutes.

Please fill in the data from your company's financials

Please fill in the data in EUR units (not thousands or millions EUR). If the field is irrelevant or should have a value of zero, leave the field blank. If the company is in country with different currency, please convert values to EUR.





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Information about the value of your food or beverages company

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions concerning the value of your food manufacturing or distribution company. A competent team of appraisers is ready to assist you. We have an industry expert, who will assist you with the company valuation. We are able to get a valuation for any food subindustry:

  • Valuation of a food production company
  • Valuation of a food distribution company
  • Valuation of a drinks and beverages company
  • Valuation of a food additives manufacturer
  • Valuation of a pet food company etc.

Valuations are a particularly important step in the M&A process. It is wise to gain as much knowledge about the process to have a better overview. For this reason, we advise you to read one of the pages below:

The process of selling a business
The process of buying a business

We are here to help you with setting a market value for your food company.

There is no guarantee that you will find a buyer for this valuation. However, we believe that for every company there is a buyer if the price is right.

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