Conagra Brands Acquisitions and Exits, 44 Deals Between 1997 and 2018
food Company

Conagra Brands has acquired 28 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 17 assets.

Conagra Brands’ largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Pinnacle Foods for $10.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2008, when it sold Gavilon to General Atlantic for $2.8B. Conagra Brands has acquired in 17 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (100%).

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Conagra Brands, Inc.

One ConAgra Drive,
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
United States,
(402) 240-4000

Conagra Brands, Inc. is a packaged food company with branded and private branded food products. In addition to serving consumer households, ConAgra also offers food products to commercial food customers including restaurants and foodservice companies. ConAgra Brands, Inc. was formed in 1919 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 19 1 2 4 1 - 27
vol $10.1B $10.9B $21.0B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 13 - 3 - 1 - 17
vol $4.0B $3.0B $7.0B

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Largest Pinnacle Foods, Inc.
$10.9B (2018-06-27)
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Largest Gavilon LLC
$2.8B (2008-06-23)

Food M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the food sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 248 food companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 9 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic food acquirer over the past 3 years is Premium Brands Holdings, with 11 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the food sector over the past 3 years is Peak Rock Capital with 5 platform acquisitions.

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