Green Plains Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Renewable Energy Company

Green Plains has acquired 15 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 2 assets.

Green Plains’ largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Fleischmann s Vinegar for $250M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Fleischmann s Vinegar to Kerry Group for $350M. Green Plains has acquired in 8 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (20%) and energy services and equipment (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 2

Green Plains, Inc.

1811 Aksarben Drive,
Omaha, Nebraska 68114
United States,
(402) 884-8700
www.gpreinc.com

Green Plains, Inc. is a producer, markets and distributes of ethanol. Green Plains was founded in 2004 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 13 1 - - - 1 15
vol $866M $37M $902M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - 1 - - - 2
vol $133M $350M $483M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fluid Quip Technologies LLC 2021-01-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Cedar Rapids, Iowa · www.fluidquiptechnologies.com
Fleischmann's Vinegar Co. Inc. 2018-10-25 350M USD Divestiture
Cerritos, California · www.fleischmannsvinegar.com
Cargill, Inc. - Cattle Feed Yards 2017-04-26 37M USD Divestiture
Wayzata, Minnesota
Fleischmann's Vinegar Co. Inc. 2016-10-03 250M USD Divestiture
Cerritos, California · www.fleischmannsvinegar.com
Abengoa Bioenergy - Three Bioenergy Ethanol Plants 2016-08-22 237M USD Divestiture
, United States
Future Fuels - Hopewell Ethanol Facility 2015-10-26 - Divestiture
Hopewell, Virginia
Agri Beef - Supreme Cattle Feeders 2014-06-10 - Divestiture
, United States
BioFuel Energy - Two Ethanol Plants 2013-11-05 77M USD Divestiture
, United States
Green Plains, Inc. - Sell Agribusiness Assets 2012-10-29 133M USD Divestiture
Omaha, Nebraska
KW Carter Co. (dba JW Grain) 2011-12-19 - Add-on Acquisition
St. Edward, Nebraska
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 3 (20%) 530M (59%) - -
Energy Services and Equipment 3 (20%) 77M (9%) - -
Food 2 (13%) 250M (28%) 1 (50%) 350M (72%)
Business Services 2 (13%) - - -
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (13%) 9M (1%) - -
Agriculture 1 (7%) 37M (4%) 1 (50%) 133M (28%)
Engineering 1 (7%) - - -
Machinery 1 (7%) - - -
Total 15 $902M 2 $483M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 902M 2 483M
  Iowa 3 169M - -
  Nebraska 2 124M 1 133M
  Minnesota 2 37M - -
  California 1 250M 1 350M
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 9M - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 14 (93%) 902M (100%) 2 (100%) 483M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (7%) - - -
Total 15 $902M 2 $483M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
XMS Capital Partners LLC
2
Legal Deals
Husch Blackwell LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $780M
< $100M 3 $123M
TOTAL $902M
Largest Fleischmann's Vinegar Co. Inc.
$250M (2016-10-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $483M
TOTAL $483M
Largest Fleischmann's Vinegar Co. Inc.
$350M (2018-10-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
60%
9 (60%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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