M&A Deal Summary

Loblaw Companies Acquires Shoppers Drug Mart

On March 28, 2014, Loblaw Companies acquired retail company Shoppers Drug Mart for 6.6B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Loblaw Companies’ 2nd transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is Loblaw Companies’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Loblaw Companies’ 2nd transaction in Canada.
  • This is Loblaw Companies’ 1st transaction in Ontario.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-03-28
Target Shoppers Drug Mart
Sector Retail
Buyer(s) Loblaw Companies
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 6.6B USD
Advisor(s) RBC Capital Markets (Financial)
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (Legal)

Target

Shoppers Drug Mart

Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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Shoppers Drug Mart is a full-service retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix® in Québec). Founded in 1962 by Toronto pharmacist Murray Koffler, the Company has grown to a network of more than 1,307 Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada. These conveniently located stores are owned and operated by the Company’s licensed Associate-owners who have helped build a brand that is synonymous with exceptional service, value and trust. The Company also licenses or owns more than 49 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and five luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale.

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Buyer

Loblaw Companies

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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Category Company
Founded 1919
SectorRetail
Employees190,000
Revenue 53.2B CAD (2021)
DESCRIPTION

Loblaw Companies is a provider of grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, banking, and wireless mobile products and services in Canada and the United States. Loblaw Companies was founded in 1919 and is based in Brampton, Canada.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 6
Sector (Retail) 2 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 5
State (Ontario) 1 of 4
Country (Canada) 2 of 6
Year (2014) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-07-24 T&T Supermarket

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

T&T Supermarket Inc. is a Canada's largest Asian food retailer with 17 stores throughout the country. T&T strives to provide Asian families with their favourite and familiar foods, while introducing the wide variety of Asian cuisine to Canada's multicultural society. T&T's core value is freshness, delivered through signature departments such as its in-house bakery, live seafood department, Asian gourmet deli, and an immense selection of fresh produce and grocery items from around the world.

Buy $225M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-04-09 Arz Fine Foods

Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Arz Fine Foods Ltd. is a grocery retailer and offers fresh, frozen, and prepared groceries, foods, and baked goods.

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