M&A Deal Summary

B&M European Value Retail Acquires Heron Food Group

On August 2, 2017, B&M European Value Retail acquired retailer Heron Food Group for 152M GBP

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is B&M European Value Retail’s 1st transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is B&M European Value Retail’s 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is B&M European Value Retail’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-08-02
Target Heron Food Group
Sector Retail
Buyer(s) B&M European Value Retail
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 152M GBP


Heron Food Group

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Heron Food Group Ltd. is a discount convenience retailer operating predominantly in the North of England with 251 stores. Heron Food Group Ltd. is a limited range value grocery retailer. Company trade in local neighbourhoods and centres and are proud of association with the communities company serve. The majority of store portfolio is made up of small to medium sized units, most of which open long, flexible hours.

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B&M European Value Retail

Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Category Company
Founded 1978
Sector Retail
Revenue 4.7B GBP (2022)

B&M European Value Retail is a variety retailer with 543 stores in the UK operating under the "B&M" brand and 79 stores in Germany primarily operating under the "Jawoll" brand as at 24 June 2017. B&M European Value Retail was founded in 1978 and is based in Luxembourg.

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2020-03-11 JA Woll-Handels

Soltau, Germany

JA Woll-Handels is a general merchandise discount retailer with 89 stores in the North-West of Germany. Jawoll invites all price and quality-conscious customers to browse through a large selection of new products as well as popular low prices - and to secure the best treasures. JA Woll-Handels was founded in 1987 and is based in Soltau, Germany.

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