Greene King - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview


Greene King M&A Summary

Greene King has acquired 5 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Greene King’s largest acquisition to date was in 1996, when it acquired The Magic Pub for $304M. The Company’s most targeted sectors include restaurants (50%) and beverages (25%).

Greene King Ownership

Who owns Greene King?

Greene King is owned by CK Asset Holdings. It was acquired on August 18, 2019.

Greene King Business Overview

Where is Greene King headquartered?

Greene King is headquartered in Suffolk, United Kingdom.

What is Greene King’s revenue?

Greene King disclosed revenue of 2,217M GBP for 2019 and 2,177M GBP for 2018.

How many employees does Greene King have?

Greene King has 38,408 employees.

What sector is Greene King in?

Greene King is a leisure company.

When was Greene King founded?

Greene King was founded in 1799.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Greene King

Greene King plc

Westgate Brewery Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk, IP33 1QT
United Kingdom,
+44 12 8476 3222

Greene King operates as a pub retailer and brewer running over 2,700 pubs, restaurants, and hotels in towns, villages, and city-center high streets across England, Wales, and Scotland. Greene King was founded in 1799 and is based in Bury St Edmunds, the United Kingdom.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 - - 1 - - 4
vol $409M $409M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hickory’s Smokehouse 2022-10-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Chester, United Kingdom ·
Loch Fyne Restaurants 2007-08-01 105M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Bury St Edmonds, United Kingdom ·
Hardys & Hansons Ltd. 2006-09-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Nottingham, United Kingdom
The Magic Pub Co. Ltd. 1996-06-19 304M USD Add-on Acquisition
Suffolk, United Kingdom
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Restaurants 2 (50%) 105M (26%) - -
Beverages 1 (25%) - - -
Leisure 1 (25%) 304M (74%) - -
Total 4 $409M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 4 409M - -
Total 4 $409M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $409M
Largest The Magic Pub Co. Ltd.
$304M (1996-06-19)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
3 (75%)

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