Nordstrom, Inc.

1617 Sixth Avenue,
Seattle, Washington 98101
United States,
(206) 628-2111

Nordstrom Inc. is a US fashion specialty retailer. The company operates a network of retail stores as well as ecommerce websites that include, and HauteLook and Nordstrom offers a selection of brand-name and private label merchandise focused on apparel, shoes, cosmetics and accessories. Nordstrom's integrated full-line stores and online store allow the Company to provide customers with a seamless shopping experience. Nordstrom Inc. was formed in 1901 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 4 1 - - - 2 7
vol $439M $350M $789M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 1 - 1 2 1 - 5
vol $210M $310M $520M

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Largest Trunk Club
$350M (2014-07-31)
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Largest Bonobos, Inc.
$310M (2017-06-16)

According to our data here at Mergr, Nordstrom has acquired 7 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 5 assets.

Nordstrom’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Trunk Club for $350M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Bonobos to Walmart for $310M. Nordstrom has acquired in 4 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include apparel/textiles (43%) and e-commerce (29%).

When analyzing the retail sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 178 retail companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 8 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic retail acquirer over the past 3 years is Camping World Holdings, with 12 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the retail sector over the past 3 years is General Atlantic LLC with 4 platform acquisitions.

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