B&G Foods Acquisitions and Exits, 17 Deals Between 1998 and 2019
food Company

B&G Foods has acquired 17 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 9 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (100%).

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B&G Foods, Inc.

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

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 ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 9 2 2 1 1 1 16
vol $1.1B $815M $435M $163M $32M $2.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
vol $420M $420M

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Largest General Mills, Inc. - Green Giant and Le Sueur Brands
$765M (2015-09-03)
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Largest B&G Foods, Inc. - Priate Brands
$420M (2018-09-12)

Food M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the food sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 246 food companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 8 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic food acquirer over the past 3 years is Premium Brands Holdings, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the food sector over the past 3 years is Peak Rock Capital with 5 platform acquisitions.

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