Mars Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

FoodCompany

Mars has acquired 15 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Mars’ largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired Wrigley Jr. Company for $23.0B. Mars has acquired in 8 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (58%) and consumer services (22%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 8

Mars

Mars, Inc.

6885 Elm Street,
McLean, Virginia 22101
United States,
(703) 821-4900
www.mars.com

Mars is a global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services. Mars was established in 1911 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 9 2 2 - 1 - 14
vol $26.0B $9.1B $5.0B $40.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - 2 - - - 2
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
KIND LLC 2020-11-17 5.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.kindsnacks.com
Mars, Inc. - Drinks Business 2018-12-27 - Divestiture
McLean, Virginia
Red Collar Pet Foods 2018-09-13 - Divestiture
Franklin, Tennessee · www.redcollarpet.com
AniCura 2018-06-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Danderyd, Sweden · www.anicuragroup.com
Linnaeus Group Ltd. 2018-06-07 - Add-on Acquisition
West Midlands, United Kingdom · www.linnaeusgroup.co.uk
Preferred Brands International LLC (dba Tasty Bite) 2017-08-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Stamford, Connecticut · www.tastybite.com
VCA, Inc. 2017-01-09 9.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.vca.com
Whistle Labs, Inc. 2016-04-03 119M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.whistle.com
Grupo Turin S.A. de C.V. 2015-09-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Mexico City, Mexico · www.turin.com.mx
P&G - IAMS, EUKANUBA, and NATURA 2014-04-09 2.9B USD Divestiture
, United States
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 8 (57%) 30.9B (77%) 2 (100%) -
Consumer Services 3 (21%) 9.1B (23%) - -
Consumer Products 1 (7%) - - -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (7%) 119M (< 1%) - -
Total 14 $40.1B 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 40.1B 2 -
  Tennessee 2 - 1 -
  California 2 9.2B - -
  New York 1 5.0B - -
  Illinois 1 23.0B - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Virginia - - 1 -
Mexico 1 - - -
Sweden 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 11 (79%) 40.1B (100%) 2 (100%) -
Cross-border 3 (21%) - - -
Total 14 $40.1B 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
2
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
2
BDT & Co. LLC
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
3
Advokatfirman Cederquist KB
1
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $40.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $119M
TOTAL $40.1B
Largest Wrigley Jr. Company
$23.0B (2008-04-28)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
4 (29%)
Strategic(s)
7%
1 (7%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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