M&A Deal Summary

Cott Acquires WG America

On November 18, 2019, Cott Corp. acquired beverages company WG America Co. (The Water Guy)

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Cott’s 6th transaction in the Beverages sector.
  • This is Cott’s 5th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Cott’s 1st transaction in Pennsylvania.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-11-18
Target WG America Co. (The Water Guy)
Sector Beverages
Buyer(s) Cott Corp.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

WG America Co. (The Water Guy)

Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, United States
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WG America Co. (The Water Guy) is a provider of water solutions and office coffee service to residential and commercial customers. The Water Guy has become one of the largest independent distributors in the mid-Atlantic since its founding in 1990, growing its footprint and loyal customer base through organic growth and acquisitions.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Cott Corp.

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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Category Company
Founded 1955
SectorBeverages
Employees10,900
Revenue 2.0B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Cott is a producer of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. Cott produces multiple types of beverages in a variety of packaging formats and sizes, including carbonated soft drinks, 100% shelf stable juice and juice-based products, clear, still and sparkling flavored waters, energy products, new age beverages, and ready-to-drink teas, as well as alcoholic beverages for brand owners. Cott was founded in 1955 and is based in Mississauga, Canada.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 11
Sector (Beverages) 6 of 6
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 10 of 11
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 5 of 6
Year (2019) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-02-08 Cott Corp. - Soft Drink Concentrate Production & RCI International Division

Tampa, Florida, United States

Cott Corp. - Soft Drink Concentrate Production & RCI International Division is a developer and manufacturer of soft drink concentrate for bottlers in more than 70 countries.

Sell $50M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-01-31 S&D Coffee, Inc.

Concord, North Carolina, United States

S&D Coffee, Inc. is the largest coffee and tea manufacturer and supplier to restaurants and convenience stores in America. S&D is also a major producer of liquid extracts. In continuous operation since 1927, the S&D Coffee serves over 110,000 customers through national distribution and direct store delivery.

Sell -