General Mills, Inc.

Number 1 General Mills Boulevard,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55426
United States,
(763) 764-7600
www.generalmills.com

General Mills is a global food company. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. General Mills was formed in 1928 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 10 - 1 1 1 - 13
vol $12.8B $820M $13.7B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - 1 - - 4
vol $190M $765M $955M
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Largest The Pillsbury Company LLC
$10.5B (2000-07-17)
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Largest General Mills, Inc. - Green Giant and Le Sueur Brands
$765M (2015-09-03)

According to our data here at Mergr, General Mills has acquired 15 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

General Mills’ largest acquisition to date was in 2000, when it acquired The Pillsbury Company for $10.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold General Mills - Green Giant and Le Sueur Brands to B&G Foods for $765M. General Mills has acquired in 7 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (100%).

When analyzing the food sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 254 food companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 12 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic food acquirer over the past 3 years is Frutarom Industries, with 19 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the food sector over the past 3 years is Arbor Investments with 5 platform acquisitions.

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