Constellation Brands Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Beverages Company

Constellation Brands has acquired 26 companies, including 13 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 10 assets.

Constellation Brands’ largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Crown Imports for $4.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Constellation Brands - Wine & Spirits Portfolio to E. & J. Gallo Winery for $1.1B. Constellation Brands has acquired in 8 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include beverages (93%) and medical products (4%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity36
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15

Constellation Brands, Inc. (Constellation Brands)

Building 100 207 High Point Drive,
Victor, New York 14564
United States,
(585) 678-7100
www.cbrands.com

Constellation Brands is an international beverage alcohol company with many products recognized as leaders in their respective categories and geographic markets. The Company is the third-largest producer and marketer of beer for the U.S. market and the world’s leading premium wine company with a leading market position in the U.S. and Canada. Constellatino's wine portfolio is complemented by select premium spirits brands and other select beverage alcohol products. Constellatino is also the largest multi-category supplier (beer, wine and spirits) of beverage alcohol in the U.S. Contellation's customers include wholesale distributors, retailers, on-premise locations and government alcohol beverage control agencies. Constellation Brands was formed in 1945 and is based in Victor, New York.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 17 3 - - 4 2 26
vol $9.2B $9.2B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 4 - - 3 2 1 10
vol $819M $1.2B $255M $2.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sapere Aude Sparkling Wine 2021-06-10 - Stake Purchase
, United States · www.saperewines.com
La Fete du Rose 2021-05-13 - Stake Purchase
St. Tropez, France · www.lafeterose.com
Constellation Brands, Inc. - 30 Wine Brands 2021-01-05 - Divestiture
Victor, New York
Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. 2020-09-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Louisville, Kentucky · www.copperandkings.com
Cristie Kerr Wines LLC 2020-08-13 - Stake Purchase
St. Helena, California · www.kerrcellars.com
Booker Vineyard 2020-07-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Paso Robles, California · www.bookerwines.com
Constellation Brands, Inc. - Concentrate and High-Color Concentrate Business Lines 2020-07-01 - Divestiture
Victor, New York
Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy, Inc. 2020-06-25 255M USD Divestiture
Canandaigua, New York · www.paulmasson.com
Press Premium Alcohol Seltzer 2020-01-30 - Stake Purchase
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.enjoypress.com
Nobilo 2019-12-12 130M USD Divestiture
Auckland, New Zealand · www.nobilowines.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Beverages 24 (92%) 8.9B (97%) 10 (100%) 2.3B (100%)
Medical Products 1 (4%) - - -
Packaging 1 (4%) 300M (3%) - -
Total 26 $9.2B 10 $2.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 19 7.1B 7 1.9B
  California 9 2.2B 1 -
  New York - - 4 589M
  Kentucky 2 - - -
  Illinois 2 4.8B - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  Washington 1 120M - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
Canada 2 1.6B - -
  Ontario 2 1.6B - -
Italy 2 248M - -
New Zealand 1 - 1 130M
Australia - - 1 206M
France 1 - - -
Mexico 1 300M - -
United Kingdom - - 1 70M
Domestic 19 (73%) 7.1B (77%) 7 (70%) 1.9B (82%)
Cross-border 7 (27%) 2.1B (23%) 3 (30%) 406M (18%)
Total 26 $9.2B 10 $2.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $8.4B
$100M to $1B 4 $828M
TOTAL $9.2B
Largest Crown Imports LLC
$4.8B (2013-06-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.1B
< $100M 1 $70M
TOTAL $2.3B
Largest Constellation Brands, Inc. - Wine & Spirits Portfolio
$1.1B (2019-12-12)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Strategic(s)
23%
6 (23%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Strategic(s)
90%
9 (90%)

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