The Ferrero Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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The Ferrero Group has acquired 10 companies, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

The Ferrero Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Nestlé S.A. - US Confectionary Business for $3.2B. The Ferrero Group has acquired in 2 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 4

The Ferrero Group

Ferrero International S.A.

Pietro Ferrero, 1,
Alba, 12051
Italy,
+39 0173 295111
www.ferrero.com

The Ferrero Group is a global manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products. Ferrero was established in 1946 and is headquartered in Alba, Italy.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 2 2 1 3 - 1 9
vol $172M $115M $3.2B $1.6B $5.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Burton’s Biscuit Co. 2021-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Blackpool, United Kingdom · www.burtonsfoods.com
Keebler Foods Co. 2019-07-29 1.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Elmhurst, Illinois · www.keebler.com
Kelsen Group A/S 2019-07-12 300M USD Divestiture
Nr. Snede, Denmark · www.kelsen.com
Ice Cream Factory CoMaker S.A. 2019-05-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Valencia, Spain · www.icfc.es
Nestlé S.A. - US Confectionary Business 2018-01-16 3.2B EUR Divestiture
Bloomington, Illinois
Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. 2017-10-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Round Lake, Minnesota · www.farleysandsathers.com
Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. 2017-03-15 115M USD Divestiture
Melrose Park, Illinois · www.fanniemay.com
N.V. Biscuit Delacre S.A. 2016-12-06 - Divestiture
Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium · www.delacre.com
Thorntons PLC 2016-06-25 172M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Alfreton, United Kingdom · www.thorntons.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 9 (100%) 5.0B (100%) - -
Total 9 $5.0B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 4.6B - -
  Illinois 3 4.6B - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
United Kingdom 2 172M - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Denmark 1 300M - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic - - - -
Cross-border 9 (100%) 5.0B (100%) - -
Total 9 $5.0B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $587M
TOTAL $5.0B
Largest Nestlé S.A. - US Confectionary Business
$3.2B (2018-01-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
3 (33%)
Strategic(s)
56%
5 (56%)

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