Nestlé Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Food Company

Nestlé has acquired 19 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 19 assets.

Nestlé’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Pfizer Nutrition for $11.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Nestlé Skin Health S.A. to EQT Holdings AB for $10.6B. Nestlé has acquired in 8 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (48%) and beverages (18%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity36
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 4

Nestlé S.A. (Nestlé)

Avenue Nestle 55,
Vevey, 1800
Switzerland,
+41 21 924 11 11
www.nestle.com

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 headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 11 2 1 - 2 1 17
vol $29.8B $2.3B $950M $33.1B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 13 - 2 2 1 1 19
vol $4.7B $14.6B $4.3B $23.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Simplycook Ltd. 2021-02-24 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.simplycook.com
Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. 2021-02-16 4.3B USD Divestiture
Stamford, Connecticut · www.nestle-watersna.com
Nestlé S.A. - Yinlu Peanut Milk and Canned Rice Porridge Business 2020-11-25 - Divestiture
Vevey, Switzerland
Freshly, Inc. 2020-10-30 950M USD Add-on Acquisition
Tempe, Arizona · www.freshly.com
Zenpep 2020-01-27 - Divestiture
Parsippany, New Jersey · www.zenpep.com
Nestlé S.A. - USA Ice Cream Business 2019-12-11 4.0B USD Divestiture
, United States
Nestlé Skin Health S.A. 2019-05-16 10.6B CHF Divestiture
Lausanne, Switzerland · www.nestleskinhealth.com
Gerber Life Insurance Co. 2018-09-17 1.6B USD Divestiture
White Plains, New York · www.gerberlife.com
Tailsco Ltd. 2018-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Richmond, United Kingdom · www.tails.com
Nestlé S.A. - US Confectionary Business 2018-01-16 3.2B EUR Divestiture
Bloomington, Illinois
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nestlé Health Science SA    - Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. 2020-08-31 3
Vevey, Switzerland · www.nestlehealthscience.com Brisbane, California · www.aimmune.com
Nestle USA, Inc.    - Buitoni Food Co. 2020-06-09 3
Glendale, California · www.nestleusa.com Stamford, Connecticut
Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. 2001-01-16 Lily's Kitchen Ltd. 2020-04-01 4
St. Louis, Missouri · www.nestlepurina.com London, United Kingdom · www.lilyskitchen.co.uk
Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. 2001-01-16 Independent Vetcare Ltd. 2019-04-08 3
St. Louis, Missouri · www.nestlepurina.com Bath, United Kingdom · www.independentvetcare.co.uk
Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. 2001-01-16 Merrick Pet Care, Inc. 2015-07-22 2
St. Louis, Missouri · www.nestlepurina.com Amarillo, Texas · www.merrickpetcare.com
Nestlé Health Science SA    - Nestlé Health Science - Compat Line of Pumps and Administration Sets 2015-06-30 1
Vevey, Switzerland · www.nestlehealthscience.com , United States
NESTLÉ México, S.A. de C.V.    - Helados Nestle - NESTLÉ México, S.A. de C.V. 2015-03-02 1
Hidalgo, Mexico · www.nestle.com.mx , Mexico
Nestle USA, Inc.    - Harvest Hill Beverage Co. 2014-07-02 2
Glendale, California · www.nestleusa.com Stamford, Connecticut · www.harvesthill.com
Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. 2001-01-16 Zuke's Treats 2014-01-15 1
St. Louis, Missouri · www.nestlepurina.com Durango, Colorado · www.zukes.com
Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. 2001-01-16 Nestlé Purina's Steel Can Making Assets 2011-09-06 1
St. Louis, Missouri · www.nestlepurina.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 8 (47%) 27.3B (83%) 11 (58%) 7.2B (30%)
Medical Products 2 (12%) 280M (1%) 3 (16%) -
Beverages 3 (18%) 2.6B (8%) 1 (5%) 4.3B (18%)
Consumer Products 2 (12%) 2.3B (7%) 2 (11%) 10.6B (45%)
Consumer Services 1 (6%) 600M (2%) 1 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (6%) - - -
Insurance - - 1 (5%) 1.6B (7%)
Total 17 $33.1B 19 $23.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 12 28.2B 7 13.0B
  California 4 600M 2 -
  Texas 1 280M 1 -
  South Carolina 1 450M - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Missouri 1 10.3B - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 950M - -
  New York - - 1 1.6B
  Illinois - - 1 3.2B
  Connecticut - - 1 4.3B
United Kingdom 3 - 2 -
France 1 2.6B 2 -
Switzerland - - 3 10.6B
Australia - - 2 -
Germany - - 2 -
Canada 1 2.3B - -
  Quebec 1 2.3B - -
Turkey - - 1 -
Domestic - - 3 (16%) 10.6B (45%)
Cross-border 17 (100%) 33.1B (100%) 16 (84%) 13.0B (55%)
Total 17 $33.1B 19 $23.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1
Mayer Brown
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $30.8B
$100M to $1B 4 $2.3B
TOTAL $33.1B
Largest Pfizer Nutrition
$11.9B (2012-12-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $23.6B
TOTAL $23.6B
Largest Nestlé Skin Health S.A.
$10.6B (2019-05-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
35%
6 (35%)
Strategic(s)
18%
3 (18%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
37%
7 (37%)
Strategic(s)
58%
11 (58%)

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