Diageo Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

BeveragesCompany

Diageo has acquired 20 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Diageo’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Mey Icki Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. for $2.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2000, when it sold The Pillsbury Company to General Mills for $10.5B. Diageo has acquired in 5 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include beverages (90%) and business services (6%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 2

Diageo

Diageo plc

Lakeside Drive Park Royal,
London, NW10 7HQ
United Kingdom,
+44 20 8978 6000
www.diageo.com

Diageo is a global producer of beverages. The Company offers a collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. Diageo was founded in 1886 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 12 - - 3 2 2 19
vol $3.4B $3.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - - 1 4
vol $13.4B $134M $13.5B
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vivanda, Inc. 2022-06-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Baltimore, Maryland · www.vivanda.com
Picon 2022-05-10 134M EUR Divestiture
, France
21Seeds, Inc. 2022-03-31 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.21seeds.com
Mezcal Unión 2021-08-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Oaxaca, Mexico · www.mezcalunion.com
Far West Spirits LLC 2021-03-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Midland, Texas · www.loneriverbevco.com
Chase Distillery Ltd. 2020-10-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Hereford, United Kingdom · www.chasedistillery.co.uk
Aviation American Gin 2020-08-17 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.aviationgin.com
Davos Brands LLC 2020-08-17 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.davosbrands.com
Casamigos Spirits Co. (Casamigos Tequila) 2017-06-21 700M USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.casamigostequila.com
United National Breweries (SA) (Pty) Ltd. 2015-04-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Midrand, South Africa
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Davos Brands LLC 2020-08-17 Aviation American Gin 2020-08-17 1
New York, New York · www.davosbrands.com New York, New York · www.aviationgin.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Beverages 17 (89%) 3.4B (100%) 2 (50%) 734M (5%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) - - -
Food - - 1 (25%) 10.5B (78%)
Restaurants - - 1 (25%) 2.3B (17%)
Total 19 $3.4B 4 $13.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 805M 2 12.8B
  California 4 805M - -
  New York 2 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Minnesota - - 1 10.5B
  Florida - - 1 2.3B
Mexico 2 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - 1 600M
Brazil 1 249M - -
China 1 - - -
Ethiopia 1 225M - -
France - - 1 134M
Namibia 1 - - -
South Africa 1 - - -
Tanzania 1 - - -
Turkey 1 2.1B - -
Domestic 1 (5%) - 1 (25%) 600M (4%)
Cross-border 18 (95%) 3.4B (100%) 3 (75%) 12.9B (96%)
Total 19 $3.4B 4 $13.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
UBS Investment Bank
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.1B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.3B
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest Mey Icki Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
$2.1B (2011-08-24)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $12.8B
$100M to $1B 2 $734M
TOTAL $13.5B
Largest The Pillsbury Company LLC
$10.5B (2000-07-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Strategic(s)
11%
2 (11%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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