Big Lots Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

RetailCompany

Big Lots has acquired 3 companies. It has also divested 1 asset.

Big Lots’ largest acquisition to date was in 1997, when it acquired MacFrugal’s Bargains Close-Outs for $995M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2000, when it sold K B Toys to Bain Capital Private Equity for $300M. Big Lots has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

Big Lots

Big Lots, Inc.

4900 East Dublin Granville Road,
Columbus, Ohio 43081
United States,
(614) 278-6800
www.biglots.com

Big Lots is a unique, non-traditional, discount retailer operating 1,495 Big Lots stores in 48 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Food, Consumables, Furniture & Home Décor, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics & Accessories. Big Lots was incorporated in 1967 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $300M $300M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Liquidation World, Inc. 2011-05-26 27M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Brantford, Ontario
K B Toys Inc. 2000-12-08 300M USD Divestiture
Pittsfield, Massachusetts · www.kbtoys.com
MacFrugal’s Bargains Close-Outs Inc. 1997-11-05 995M USD Add-on Acquisition
Rancho Dominguez, California
K B Toys Inc. 1996-01-01 315M USD Add-on Acquisition
Pittsfield, Massachusetts · www.kbtoys.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 3 (100%) 1.3B (100%) 1 (100%) 300M (100%)
Total 3 $1.3B 1 $300M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 2 1.3B 1 300M
  Massachusetts 1 315M 1 300M
  California 1 995M - -
Canada 1 27M - -
  Ontario 1 27M - -
Domestic 2 (67%) 1.3B (98%) 1 (100%) 300M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (33%) 27M (2%) - -
Total 3 $1.3B 1 $300M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.3B
< $100M 1 $27M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest MacFrugal’s Bargains Close-Outs Inc.
$995M (1997-11-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $300M
TOTAL $300M
Largest K B Toys Inc.
$300M (2000-12-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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