Nestlé Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Nestlé has acquired 22 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 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 Galderma SA to HarbourVest Partners for $10.6B. Nestlé has acquired in 10 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (45%) and consumer products (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity39
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity19
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 37
  • M&A Advisors 4

Nestlé

Nestlé S.A.

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 based in Vevey, Switzerland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 13 1 - 2 2 2 20
vol $32.1B $950M $5.8B $38.8B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 13 2 2 1 1 - 19
vol $4.7B $14.6B $4.3B $23.6B
  39

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Seattle's Best Coffee International 2022-10-19 - Divestiture
Seattle, Washington · www.seattlesbest.com
Ankerkraut GmbH 2022-04-13 - Stake Purchase
Jesteburg, Germany · www.ankerkraut.de
The Bountiful Co. 2021-04-30 5.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Bohemia, New York · www.naturesbountyco.com
Simplycook Ltd. 2021-02-24 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.simplycook.com
BlueTriton Brands, Inc. 2021-02-16 4.3B USD Divestiture
Stamford, Connecticut · www.bluetritoncareers.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
Galderma SA 2019-05-16 10.6B CHF Divestiture
Zug, Switzerland · www.galderma.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nestle USA, Inc.    - Chameleon Organic Coffee 2022-06-15 4
Glendale, California · www.nestleusa.com Austin, Texas · www.chameleoncoffee.com
Nestlé Health Science SA    - Puravida 2022-05-24 7
Vevey, Switzerland · www.nestlehealthscience.com São Paulo, Brazil · www.puravida.com.br
Nestlé Health Science SA    - Pnkdiet SLU 2022-02-07 6
Vevey, Switzerland · www.nestlehealthscience.com Barcelona, Spain · www.pronokal.com
Nestlé Health Science SA    - Orgain, Inc. 2022-02-02 5
Vevey, Switzerland · www.nestlehealthscience.com Irvine, California · www.orgain.com
Nestlé Health Science SA    - Nuun and Co. Inc. 2021-05-10 4
Vevey, Switzerland · www.nestlehealthscience.com Seattle, Washington · www.nuun.com
Nestle USA, Inc.    - Essentia Water LLC 2021-03-05 2
Glendale, California · www.nestleusa.com Bothell, Washington · www.essentiawater.com
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
Atrium Innovations, Inc. 2017-12-05 Vitamin Packs, Inc. 2019-08-21 1
Westmount, Quebec · www.atrium-innovations.com Snoqualmie, Washington · www.personanutrition.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 9 (45%) 27.3B (70%) 11 (58%) 7.2B (30%)
Consumer Products 4 (20%) 8.1B (21%) 1 (5%) -
Medical Products 2 (10%) 280M (1%) 3 (16%) -
Beverages 3 (15%) 2.6B (7%) 1 (5%) 4.3B (18%)
Consumer Services 1 (5%) 600M (2%) 1 (5%) -
Life Science 1 (5%) - - -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (5%) 10.6B (45%)
Insurance - - 1 (5%) 1.6B (7%)
Total 20 $38.8B 19 $23.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 33.9B 7 13.0B
  California 4 600M 2 -
  New York 1 5.8B 1 1.6B
  Texas 1 280M 1 -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Missouri 1 10.3B - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 950M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 450M - -
  Illinois - - 1 3.2B
  Connecticut - - 1 4.3B
United Kingdom 3 - 2 -
France 1 2.6B 2 -
Germany 1 - 2 -
Switzerland - - 3 10.6B
Australia - - 2 -
Canada 1 2.3B - -
  Quebec 1 2.3B - -
Turkey - - 1 -
Domestic - - 3 (16%) 10.6B (45%)
Cross-border 20 (100%) 38.8B (100%) 16 (84%) 13.0B (55%)
Total 20 $38.8B 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 6 $36.6B
$100M to $1B 4 $2.3B
TOTAL $38.8B
Largest Pfizer Nutrition
$11.9B (2012-12-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $23.6B
TOTAL $23.6B
Largest Galderma SA
$10.6B (2019-05-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
40%
8 (40%)
Strategic(s)
20%
4 (20%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
37%
7 (37%)
Strategic(s)
58%
11 (58%)

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