Danone - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Danone M&A Summary

Danone has acquired 40 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 14 assets.

Danone’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired The WhiteWave Foods for $12.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Groupe Danone - Biscuits & Cereal Products Business to Mondelez International for $6.0B. Danone has acquired in 8 different US states, and 21 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (62%) and beverages (29%).

Danone Business Overview

Where is Danone headquartered?

Danone is headquartered in Paris, France.

What is Danone’s revenue?

Danone disclosed revenue of 27,661M EUR for 2022 and 24,281M EUR for 2021.

How many employees does Danone have?

Danone has 98,854 employees.

What sector is Danone in?

Danone is a food company.

When was Danone founded?

Danone was founded in 1899.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 21
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 1

Danone

Danone S.A.

17, Boulevard Haussmann,
Paris, 75009
France,
+33 1 44 35 20 20
www.danone.com

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 38 - - - - 1 39
vol $13.1B $13.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 12 - 1 - - 1 14
vol $7.3B $7.3B
  53

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nutritional Medicinals LLC 2024-05-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Wilmington, Ohio · www.functionalformularies.com
Horizon Organic 2024-01-02 - Divestiture
Broomfield, Colorado · www.horizon.com
Aqua d’Or Mineral Water A/S 2021-11-16 - Divestiture
Brande,, Denmark · www.aquador.dk
Earthbound Farm LLC 2019-04-11 - Divestiture
San Juan Bautista, California · www.earthboundfarm.com
Stonyfield Farm, Inc. 2017-07-03 875M USD Divestiture
Manchester, New Hampshire · www.stonyfield.com
Nutricia Deva a.s. 2017-01-31 - Divestiture
Nové Město nad Metují, Czech Republic · www.deva.cz
The WhiteWave Foods Co. 2016-07-07 12.5B USD Merger
Denver, Colorado · www.whitewave.com
Michel et Augustin S.A. 2016-06-28 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.micheletaugustin.com
Centrale Laitiere S.A. 2014-11-03 - Stake Purchase
Casablanca, Morocco
The YoCrunch Co. LLC 2013-08-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Naugatuck, Connecticut · www.YoCrunch.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Bolshevik OAO 1994-09-19 Chok and Rolls Co. 2004-01-26 1
Moscow, Russia , Russia

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 24 (62%) 12.6B (96%) 8 (57%) 7.3B (100%)
Beverages 11 (28%) 158M (1%) 6 (43%) -
Consumer Products 2 (5%) 344M (3%) - -
Distribution 2 (5%) - - -
Total 39 $13.1B 14 $7.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 12.7B 3 875M
  New Hampshire 1 - 1 875M
  Colorado 1 12.5B 1 -
  Oregon 1 103M - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 62M - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  California - - 1 -
Canada 3 - 2 -
  Quebec 2 - 1 -
  Nova Scotia 1 - - -
  Ontario - - 1 -
France 3 - 2 6.1B
Denmark 2 - 1 -
Morocco 3 - - -
New Zealand 1 158M 2 245M
Algeria 2 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - 1 -
Ireland 1 - 1 -
Poland 2 - - -
South Africa 2 - - -
Turkey 2 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - 1 -
Australia 1 - - -
India 1 282M - -
Italy - - 1 -
Japan 1 - - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Russia 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Thailand 1 - - -
Ukraine 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (8%) - 2 (14%) 6.1B (85%)
Cross-border 36 (92%) 13.1B (100%) 12 (86%) 1.1B (15%)
Total 39 $13.1B 14 $7.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Atlas Advisors
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $12.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $542M
< $100M 1 $62M
TOTAL $13.1B
Largest The WhiteWave Foods Co.
$12.5B (2016-07-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $6.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
TOTAL $7.3B
Largest Groupe Danone - Biscuits & Cereal Products Business
$6.0B (2007-07-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
5 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
5 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
36%
5 (36%)
Strategic(s)
64%
9 (64%)

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