B&G Foods Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Food Company

B&G Foods has acquired 18 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

B&G Foods’ largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired General Mills - Green Giant and Le Sueur Brands for $765M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold B&G Foods - Priate Brands to The Hershey for $420M. B&G Foods has acquired in 10 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 1

B&G Foods, Inc.

Four Gatehall Drive, Suite 110,
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
United States,
(973) 401-6500
www.bgfoods.com

B&G Foods, Inc. is a manufacturer, seller and distributor of a diversified portfolio of high-quality, shelf-stable branded food products including pickles and peppers, hot sauces, wine vinegar, maple syrup, molasses, snack foods, fruit spreads, pasta sauces, beans, ready-to-use spices, salad dressings, marinades, taco shells and kits, and taco sauce and seasonings. B&G Foods, Inc. was formed in 1996 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 11 2 1 1 1 1 17
vol $1.9B $435M $163M $32M $2.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
vol $420M $420M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Farmwise LLC 2020-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Wellesley, Massachusetts · www.farmwisefoods.com
Clabber Girl Corp. 2019-05-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Terre Haute, Indiana · www.clabbergirl.com
B&G Foods, Inc. - Priate Brands 2018-09-12 420M USD Divestiture
Parsippany, New Jersey
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. - McCann’s Irish Oatmeal 2018-07-16 32M USD Divestiture
Oak Brook, Illinois · www.mcanns.ie
Back to Nature Foods Company LLC 2017-08-20 163M USD Add-on Acquisition
Madison, Wisconsin · www.backtonaturefoods.com
Victoria Fine Foods LLC 2016-12-02 70M USD Add-on Acquisition
Brooklyn, New York · www.victoriapacking.com
ACH Food - Spices & Seasonings Business 2016-09-21 365M USD Divestiture
, United States
General Mills, Inc. - Green Giant and Le Sueur Brands 2015-09-03 765M USD Divestiture
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Spartan Foods of America, Inc. (dba Mama Mary's) 2015-07-13 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
Spartanburg, South Carolina · www.mamamarys.com
Specialty Brands of America, Inc. 2014-04-03 155M USD Add-on Acquisition
Westbury, New York · www.sbamerica.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 17 (100%) 2.6B (100%) 1 (100%) 420M (100%)
Total 17 $2.6B 1 $420M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 17 2.6B 1 420M
  New York 3 420M - -
  New Jersey 2 58M 1 420M
  Wisconsin 1 163M - -
  Vermont 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 50M - -
  Minnesota 1 765M - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 32M - -
Total 17 $2.6B 1 $420M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 7 $2.3B
< $100M 5 $272M
TOTAL $2.6B
Largest General Mills, Inc. - Green Giant and Le Sueur Brands
$765M (2015-09-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $420M
TOTAL $420M
Largest B&G Foods, Inc. - Priate Brands
$420M (2018-09-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
47%
7 47%
Strategic(s)
53%
8 53%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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