Greencore Group plc

No.2 Northwood Avenue, Northwood Business Park ,
Dublin, 9
+353 (0)1605 1000

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.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 10 2 - 1 1 - 14
vol $551M $23M $748M $1.3B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 16 1 - - - 1 18
vol $101M $101M

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Largest Peacock Foods
$748M (2017-01-03)
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Largest Ad van Geloven BV (dba Hazlewood Convenience Foods Tilburg B.V.)
$46M (2001-10-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Greencore Group has acquired 14 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 18 assets.

Greencore Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Peacock Foods for $748M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2001, when it sold Ad van Geloven BV to Gilde Buy Out Partners for $46M. Greencore Group has acquired in 5 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (86%) and beverages (8%).

When analyzing the food sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 252 food companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 6 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic food acquirer over the past 3 years is Frutarom Industries, with 14 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the food sector over the past 3 years is Palladium Equity Partners LLC with 4 platform acquisitions.

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