Bob Evans Farms Mergers and Acquisitions Summary


Bob Evans Farms has acquired 2 companies of its own. It has also divested 2 assets.

Bob Evans Farms’ largest acquisition to date was in 2004, when it acquired SWH Mimi s Cafe for $182M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Bob Evans Restaurants to Golden Gate Capital for $565M. Bob Evans Farms has acquired in 2 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include agriculture (50%) and restaurants (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 3

Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

8111 Smith's Mill Road,
New Albany, Ohio 43054
United States,
(614) 491-2225

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is a producer and distributor of refrigerated potato, pasta and vegetable-based side dishes, pork sausage, and a variety of refrigerated and frozen convenience food items under the Bob Evans and Owens brand names.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $297M $297M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $615M $615M

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bob Evans Restaurants 2017-01-24 565M USD Divestiture
New Albany, Ohio ·
Pineland Farms Potato Co. 2017-01-24 115M USD Divestiture
Mars Hill, Michigan ·
SWH Mimi's Cafe LLC 2013-02-15 50M USD Divestiture
Irvine, California ·
SWH Mimi's Cafe LLC 2004-06-14 182M USD Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California ·
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
BEF Foods, Inc.    - Kettle Lima Production 2012-08-14 1
Columbus, Ohio , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Restaurants 1 (50%) 182M (61%) 2 (100%) 615M (100%)
Agriculture 1 (50%) 115M (39%) - -
Total 2 $297M 2 $615M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 2 297M 2 615M
  California 1 182M 1 50M
  Michigan 1 115M - -
  Ohio - - 1 565M
Total 2 $297M 2 $615M

Top M&A Advisors

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J.P. Morgan Securities
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Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $297M
Largest SWH Mimi's Cafe LLC
$182M (2004-06-14)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $565M
< $100M 1 $50M
Largest Bob Evans Restaurants
$565M (2017-01-24)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
1 (50%)
Divested to
1 (50%)
1 (50%)

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