JD Sports Fashion Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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JD Sports Fashion has acquired 10 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

JD Sports Fashion’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired The Finish Line for $558M. JD Sports Fashion has acquired in 2 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (75%) and apparel/textiles (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 6

JD Sports Fashion

JD Sports Fashion plc

Edinburgh House Hollinsbrook Way Pilsworth,
Bury, BL9 8RR
United Kingdom,
+44 16 1767 1000
www.jdplc.com

JD is a retailer and distributor of branded sportswear and fashion wear in the UK with over 800 stores. JD also has a growing performance sports and outdoor division. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Bury, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 5 1 1 - 1 - 8
vol $173M $558M $139M $870M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DTLR, Inc. 2021-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Hanover, Maryland · www.dtlr.com
Footasylum 2019-03-18 139M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.footasylum.com
The Finish Line, Inc. 2018-03-26 558M USD Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.finishline.com
GO Outdoors Ltd. 2016-11-28 173M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Sheffield, United Kingdom · www.gooutdoors.co.uk
Aktiesport B.V. 2016-03-23 - Divestiture
Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Netherlands · www.aktiesport.nl
Perry Sport B.V. 2016-03-23 - Divestiture
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.perrysport.nl
Bank Fashion Ltd. 2014-11-25 - Divestiture
Bury, United Kingdom · www.bankfashion.co.uk
ActivInstinct Ltd. 2013-11-01 - Stake Purchase
Borehamwood, United Kingdom · www.activinstinct.com
Canterbury of New Zealand Ltd. 2012-08-23 - Divestiture
Auckland, New Zealand
Pentland - ONETrueSaxon Brand 2012-08-23 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 6 (75%) 731M (84%) 1 (50%) -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (25%) 139M (16%) 1 (50%) -
Total 8 $870M 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 4 312M 1 -
Netherlands 2 - - -
United States 2 558M - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 558M - -
New Zealand - - 1 -
Domestic 4 (50%) 312M (36%) 1 (50%) -
Cross-border 4 (50%) 558M (64%) 1 (50%) -
Total 8 $870M 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Peel Hunt LLP
1
Investec
1
Legal Deals
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
2
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
2
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $870M
TOTAL $870M
Largest The Finish Line, Inc.
$558M (2018-03-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Strategic(s)
50%
4 (50%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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