Caleres Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Retail Company

Caleres has acquired 7 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Caleres’ largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Vionic Group for $360M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Dr. Scholl s Shoes to Yellow Wood Partners for $585M. Caleres has acquired in 6 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include apparel/textiles (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 2

Caleres, Inc. (Caleres)

8300 Maryland Avenue,
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
United States,
(314) 854-4000
www.caleres.com

Caleres originally founded as Brown Shoe Company, Inc., is a global footwear retailer and wholesale. Caleres, Inc. operates retail shoe stores and e-commerce websites as well as designs, sources and markets footwear for women and men. Caleres was originally established in 1878 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 6 - 1 - - - 7
vol $750M $360M $1.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - 1 - - 3
vol $129M $585M $714M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Dr. Scholl's Shoes 2019-07-22 585M USD Divestiture
St. Louis, Missouri · www.drschollsshoes.com
Vionic Group LLC 2018-10-18 360M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Rafael, California · www.vionicgroup.com
Allen Edmonds Corp. 2016-12-13 255M USD Add-on Acquisition
Port Washington, Wisconsin · www.allenedmonds.com
Brown Shoe - Avia & Nevados Brands 2013-05-14 74M USD Divestiture
, United States
The Jones - Sam & Libby Brand 2012-09-10 - Divestiture
, United States
And 1 2011-10-26 55M USD Divestiture
Aliso Vejo, Arkansas · www.and1.com
And 1 2011-02-17 145M USD Add-on Acquisition
Aliso Vejo, Arkansas · www.and1.com
American Sporting Goods Corp. 2011-02-17 145M USD Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.avia.com
Edelman Shoe, Inc. 2010-06-07 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York
Bennett Footwear Group LLC 2005-03-14 205M USD Add-on Acquisition
Needham, Massachusetts
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Apparel/Textiles 7 (100%) 1.1B (100%) 3 (100%) 714M (100%)
Total 7 $1.1B 3 $714M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 1.1B 3 714M
  California 2 505M - -
  Arkansas 1 145M 1 55M
  Wisconsin 1 255M - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 205M - -
  Missouri - - 1 585M
Total 7 $1.1B 3 $714M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Peter J. Solomon Co.
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.1B
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Vionic Group LLC
$360M (2018-10-18)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $585M
< $100M 2 $129M
TOTAL $714M
Largest Dr. Scholl's Shoes
$585M (2019-07-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
57%
4 (57%)
Strategic(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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