M&A Deal Summary

Danone Acquires The WhiteWave Foods

On July 7, 2016, Danone acquired food company The WhiteWave Foods for 12.5B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Danone’s 23rd transaction in the Food sector.
  • This is Danone’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Danone’s 7th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Danone’s 1st transaction in Colorado.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-07-07
Target The WhiteWave Foods
Sector Food
Buyer(s) Danone
Deal Type Merger
Deal Value 12.5B USD

Target

The WhiteWave Foods

Denver, Colorado, United States
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The WhiteWave Foods Co. is a consumer packaged food and beverage company that manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy products and organic produce throughout North America and Europe. WhiteWave is focused on providing consumers with innovative, great-tasting food and beverage choices that meet their increasing desires for nutritious, flavorful, convenient, and responsibly-produced products. WhiteWave was formed in 1977 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Danone

Paris, France

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Category Company
Founded 1899
Sector Food
Employees88,843
Revenue 27.6B EUR (2023)
DESCRIPTION

Danone is a food & beverage company built on four businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition, and Medical Nutrition. Danone was founded in 1899 and is based in Paris, France.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 38 of 39
Sector (Food) 23 of 24
Type (Merger) 1 of 1
State (Colorado) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 7 of 8
Year (2016) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-06-28 Michel et Augustin S.A.

Paris, France

Michel et Augustin is a French company that designs and markets an innovative, premium range of biscuits, dairy products, fresh desserts and beverages. In just a few years, it has carved out a solid position in France, leveraging a unique model built on an original entrepreneurial adventure.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-01-31 Deva Nutrition

Nové Město nad Metují, Czech Republic

Deva Nutrition is a former Danone-owned high-quality facility producing baby fruit desserts and fruit drinks in glass jars and glass bottles possessing strong fresh fruit processing competencies and multiple bio and organic certifications. Deva Nutrition is based in Nové Město nad Metují, Czech Republic.

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