H.J. Heinz Co.

One PPG Place,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
United States,
(412) 456-5700

H.J. Heinz is a US-based condiments and food processing company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company was formed in 1869.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 7 - 1 - - - 8
vol $288M $288M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $735M $735M

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Largest Golden Circle Ltd.
$288M (2008-12-01)
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Largest Weight Watchers International, Inc.
$735M (1999-07-23)

H.J. Heinz was acquired by 3G Capital And Berkshire Hathaway on February 14, 2013.

H.J. Heinz has acquired 10 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

H.J. Heinz’s largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired Golden Circle for $288M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 1999, when it sold Weight Watchers International to The Invus Group for $735M. H.J. Heinz has acquired in 5 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (63%) and consumer products (13%).

When analyzing the food sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 249 food companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 8 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 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the food sector over the past 3 years is Peak Rock Capital with 4 platform acquisitions.

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