J. Sainsbury Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Retail Company

J. Sainsbury has acquired 2 companies. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

J. Sainsbury’s largest acquisition to date was in 1999, when it acquired Star Market for $482M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2001, when it sold HHGL to Permira for $926M. J. Sainsbury has acquired in 1 US state, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity3
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

J. Sainsbury plc

33 Holborn,
London, EC1N 2HT
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7695 6000

Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 and today operates over 1,203 supermarkets and convenience stores and employs around 161,000 colleagues. We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and have invested in our stores, our colleagues and our channels to deliver the best possible shopping experience. Our strong culture and values are part of our identity and integral to our success. J Sainsbury plc was founded in 1869 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $482M $482M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $926M $926M

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Safeway Ltd. 2003-03-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Hayes, United Kingdom
HHGL Ltd. 2001-03-01 926M EUR Divestiture
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · www.homebase.co.uk
Star Market Co. 1999-07-12 482M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boise, Idaho · www.starmarket.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 2 (100%) 482M (100%) 1 (100%) 926M (100%)
Total 2 $482M 1 $926M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 1 - 1 926M
United States 1 482M - -
  Idaho 1 482M - -
Domestic 1 (50%) - 1 (100%) 926M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (50%) 482M (100%) - -
Total 2 $482M 1 $926M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $482M
Largest Star Market Co.
$482M (1999-07-12)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $926M
Largest HHGL Ltd.
$926M (2001-03-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
1 100%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
1 100%

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