Mars, Inc.

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

Mars, Incorporated is a private company headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Mars produces and distributes petcare, snack food, drinks and food in more than 65 countries.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 6 - 1 1 1 1 10
vol $23.0B $2.9B $119M $9.1B $35.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Largest Wrigley Jr. Company
$23.0B (2008-04-28)
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According to our data here at Mergr, Mars has acquired 10 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Mars’ largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired Wrigley Jr. Company for $23.0B. Mars has acquired in 6 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (60%) and consumer services (20%).

When analyzing the food sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 254 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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