M&A Deal Summary

Nestlé Acquires Blue Bottle Coffee

On September 14, 2017, Nestlé acquired beverage company Blue Bottle Coffee

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Nestlé’s 3rd transaction in the Beverages sector.
  • This is Nestlé’s 10th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Nestlé’s 4th transaction in California.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-09-14
Target Blue Bottle Coffee
Sector Beverages
Buyer(s) Nestlé
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

Blue Bottle Coffee

Oakland, California, United States
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Blue Bottle Coffee is a speciality coffee roaster founded in Oakland, California.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Nestlé

Vevey, Switzerland

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Category Company
Founded 1866
Sector Food
Employees276,000
Revenue 92.9B CHF (2019)
DESCRIPTION

Nestlé is a large food, beverage, and consumer products company. The Company has more than 2000 brands amongst its portfolio and operates globally. Nestlé was originally established in 1866 and is based in Vevey, Switzerland.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 12 of 21
Sector (Beverages) 3 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 9 of 15
State (California) 4 of 4
Country (United States) 10 of 14
Year (2017) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-10-05 Froneri

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Froneri is an ice cream manufacturer in Europe. The Company manufactures a broad range of primarily private-label ice cream products across the UK, France, Italy, and Germany. Froneri was founded in 2016 and is based in North Yorkshire, England.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-12-05 Atrium Innovations

Westmount, Quebec, Canada

Atrium Innovations Inc. engages in the innovation, formulation, production, and commercialization of science-based and professionally-endorsed products for health and nutrition industries. Atrium’s largest brand, Garden of Life®, is the #1 brand in the natural supplement industry in the U.S. Garden of Life, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, manufactures certified organic, non-GMO supplements that are sold in more than 14,000 health food stores and online in the U.S., as well as select markets internationally.

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