Brown-Forman Corp.

850 Dixie Highway,
Louisville, Kentucky 40210
United States,
(502) 585-1100
www.brown-forman.com

Brown-Forman manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, and markets a wide variety of alcoholic beverage brands. Its portfolio of brands includes Jack Daniel’s, Antiguo Tequila, el Jimador Tequila, Herradura Tequila, Pepe Lopez Tequila, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Canadian Mist Whisky, Chambord, Collingwood Canadian Whiskey, Early Times Bourbon and Whisky, Korbel Champagne, Old Forester Bourbon, and Sonoma-Cutrer Wines. Brown-Forman was established in 1870 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 7 - - 1 1 - 9
vol $1.2B $439M $1.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - - - 2 - 4
vol $428M $428M
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Largest Tequila Herradura SA de CV
$876M (2006-08-28)
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Largest Fetzer Vineyards
$238M (2011-04-15)

According to our data here at Mergr, Brown-Forman has acquired 10 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 5 assets.

Brown-Forman’s largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired Tequila Herradura SA de CV for $876M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2011, when it sold Fetzer Vineyards to Vina Concha y Toro S.A. for $238M. Brown-Forman has acquired in 2 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include beverages (90%).

When analyzing the beverages sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 91 beverages companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 4 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic beverages acquirer over the past 3 years is Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, with 10 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the beverages sector over the past 3 years is TSG Consumer Partners LLC with 2 platform acquisitions.

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