Hormel Foods Corp.

1 Hormel Place,
Austin, Minnesota 55912
United States,
(507) 437-5611
www.hormelfoods.com

Hormel Foods Corp. is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. Hormel Foods was formed in 1891 and is based in Austin, Minnesota.

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Buy (0.8/yr) # 7 1 1 1 1 - 11
vol $277M $700M $450M $775M $286M $2.5B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - - - 2 - 3
vol $145M $145M
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Largest Applegate Farms LLC
$775M (2015-07-13)
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Largest Clougherty Packing LLC (Farmer John Meats)
$145M (2016-11-21)

According to our data here at Mergr, Hormel Foods has acquired 12 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Hormel Foods’ largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Applegate Farms for $775M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Clougherty Packing to Smithfield Foods for $145M. Hormel Foods has acquired in 7 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (100%).

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, 12 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic food acquirer over the past 3 years is Frutarom Industries, with 19 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the food sector over the past 3 years is Arlon Group LLC with 5 platform acquisitions.

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