Historically considered as a traditional and GDP-growth type sector, the food and beverage market is evolving toward a high growth, more specialized and global network. The Food and Beverage industry is facing major transformation driven by shifts in the supply chain, changing consumer preferences (e.g. wellness, health, ethnic, convenience), rapid food innovation and strong macro dynamics in many geographical regions.
M&A activity is robust, fuelled by multiple categories of strategic players seeking consolidation, geographical expansion and innovation/products/services add-on opportunities while increasing penetration in faster-growing, more specialized categories. In addition, food and beverage interest and investment by the private equity community continues to accelerate in pursuit of buy-and-build strategies worldwide.
Our Global Food and Beverage Team provides extensive sector-specific expertise and close relationships with global buyers and sellers, both within your home territory and throughout the world. Many of our advisory transactions are cross-border.
Michael graduated from the EDHEC Business School in France and is also a certified chartered accountant
He started his career in 2004 as a Financial Auditor at Mazars before joining the Transaction Services Department at Deloitte Finance in Paris where he took part in many financial and accounting due diligence as well as restructuring advisory missions
He then joined Mandel Partners, an M&A consulting firm, subsidiary of Banco Espirito Santo et de la Vénétie, as a Director
He finally joined Financière de Courcelles as Director in 2012
Dan Gomez leads Brown Gibbons Lang & Company's investment banking activities in the Food & Beverage sector. He has significant experience advising clients on strategic and financial alternatives, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, and other advisory transactions. His clients include both public and private companies as well as private equity sponsors. Prior to joining BGL, Dan was a member of Piper Jaffray’s investment banking team where he successfully led and executed M&A transactions in the Food & Beverage industry. Dan began his career at Deutsche Bank Securities in New York. Before entering investment banking, Dan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy and served as a designated Naval Aviator on operational deployments overseas and in the Pentagon.