Greencore Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Food Company

Greencore Group has acquired 15 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 19 assets.

Greencore Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2000, when it acquired Hazlewood Foods for $397M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2001, when it sold Ad van Geloven BV to Gilde Buy Out Partners B.V. for $46M. Greencore Group has acquired in 5 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (80%) and beverages (7%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 4

Greencore Group plc

No.2 Northwood Avenue, Northwood Business Park ,
Dublin, D09 X5N9
Ireland,
+353 (0)1605 1000
www.greencore.com

Greencore Group plc is a food company in Ireland. Established by the Irish Government in 1991 to take over nationalised Irish Sugar, today its lines span mainly convenience food related interests in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Greencore Group was founded in 1991 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 13 1 - 1 - - 15
vol $574M $86M $660M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 17 - 2 - - - 19
vol $101M $101M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Freshtime UK Ltd. 2019-09-03 86M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom · www.freshtime.co.uk
Greencore USA 2018-10-15 - Divestiture
, United States
Greencore Group plc - Cakes & Desserts Business 2018-01-29 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom
Peacock Foods 2017-04-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Geneva, Illinois · www.peacockfoods.com
The Sandwich Factory Holdings Ltd. 2016-07-25 23M GBP Divestiture
Atherstone, United Kingdom
Prepared Foods Company 2014-11-14 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States
Ministry of Cake Ltd. 2014-06-19 - Divestiture
Taunton, United Kingdom · www.ministryofcake.co.uk
Lettieri's LLC 2014-02-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Shakopee, Minnesota · www.lettieris.com
H.C. Schau & Son, Inc. 2012-06-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Woodridge, Illinois · www.hcschau.com
Marketfare Foods LLC 2012-04-16 36M USD Add-on Acquisition
Phoenix, Arizona · www.mffoods.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 12 (80%) 660M (100%) 15 (79%) 73M (72%)
Beverages 1 (7%) - 2 (11%) -
Forest Products 1 (7%) - - -
Packaging 1 (7%) - - -
Agriculture - - 1 (5%) 28M (28%)
Distribution - - 1 (5%) -
Total 15 $660M 19 $101M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 8 580M 8 55M
United States 7 80M 1 -
  Massachusetts 2 44M - -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 36M - -
Netherlands - - 6 46M
Ireland - - 3 -
Belgium - - 1 -
Domestic - - 3 (16%) -
Cross-border 15 (100%) 660M (100%) 16 (84%) 101M (100%)
Total 15 $660M 19 $101M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
C.W. Downer & Co.
4
Stamford Partners LLP
2
Jefferies LLC
1
Legal Deals
Eversheds LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $397M
< $100M 6 $263M
TOTAL $660M
Largest Hazlewood Foods Ltd.
$397M (2000-11-10)
sell # Total
< $100M 3 $101M
TOTAL $101M
Largest Ad van Geloven BV (dba Hazlewood Convenience Foods Tilburg B.V.)
$46M (2001-10-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
27%
4 (27%)
Strategic(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
21%
4 (21%)
Strategic(s)
79%
15 (79%)

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