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Agribusiness, Food & Beverage

American Appraisal provides valuation and consulting services to some of the world’s leading agribusiness, food and beverage firms.

Who We Serve
American Appraisal serves Indian and international companies operating in all niches of the agribusiness, food and beverage industry, including:

  • Agricultural land by soil types and production levels
  • Animal feed production facilities
  • Bakeries and bakery distribution companies
  • Beef, poultry, sheep and swine producers and processors, and further processing facilities
  • Beverage producers, bottlers and marketers
  • Biodiesel production facilities
  • Branded and private-label production
  • Cold storage facilities
  • Distilled liquor producers and processors
  • Ethanol production facilities
  • Feed lots
  • Food companies
  • Food processing, packaging and distribution facilities
  • Fruit, vegetable and nut producers and associated processing and distribution facilities
  • Grain production, storage and transport, including deepwater terminals
  • Manufacturers of toppings, flavorings and spices
  • Vineyards and wineries

What We Do
Our valuation and consulting services for our clients in the agribusiness, food and beverage industry encompass:

Recent Experience
American Appraisal’s recent experience includes:

  • Consulting services for a processor of pistachios, almonds and citrus fruits
  • Annual appraisals for a dairy and soy producer
  • Valuation advice for a chicken producer
  • Transaction consulting services for an acquisition involving branded snack foods
  • Advice concerning the acquisition of an international poultry processing company involving real property at more than 50 facilities, personal property and various intangible assets
  • Valuation services for the acquisition of vineyards and a winery

Industry Conditions/Outlook
Recent trends toward consolidation in the food and beverage industry have focused on both cost reduction and market share control.  As commodity prices have increased, many larger food and beverage companies have looked ay acquisitions to offset margin reductions through greater efficiency and product price growth.  With valuation multiples for many sectors at more attractive levels than prior years, M&A activity appears to be picking up. We have recently seen interest in both branded and private-label production, but strong brands with the ability to command premium pricing have been particularly attractive to buyers as cost reduction strategies have been maximized for many industry participants. 

Why American Appraisal?
American Appraisal has specialized experience in the valuation of all types of brand assets and large operating food and beverage processing facilities encompassing real and personal property and other associated intangible assets.  We have performed valuation and consulting services for companies involved in all aspects of food production, marketing and distribution, from farms to warehousing and distribution centres.