Panera Bread Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Panera Bread has acquired 6 companies of its own, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Panera Bread’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired 16 bakery-cafes for $48M. Panera Bread has acquired in 5 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (80%) and restaurants (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 1

Panera Bread

Panera Bread Co.

3630 South Geyer Road, Suite 100,
St. Louis, Missouri 63127
United States,
(314) 984-1000
www.panerabread.com

Panera Bread is a national bakery-cafe concept with company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafe locations across the US and Canada. The Company's bakery-cafes are located in urban, suburban, strip mall, and regional mall locations and feature high-quality food in a warm, inviting, and comfortable environment. Panera Bread operates in three business segments: company bakery-cafe operations, franchise operations, and fresh dough and other product operations. Panera Bread was formed in 1988 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $98M $98M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Au Bon Pain, Inc. 2021-06-30 - Divestiture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.aubonpain.com
Au Bon Pain, Inc. 2017-11-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.aubonpain.com
Bakery-Cafe In Hallandale 2013-04-09 3M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hallandale Beach, Florida
16 bakery-cafes 2012-03-08 48M USD Add-on Acquisition
, North Carolina
Paradise Bakery & Cafe, Inc. 2011-07-26 5M USD Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.paradisebakery.com
25 Bakery-Cafes in Milwaukee 2011-04-19 42M USD Add-on Acquisition
, United States
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 4 (80%) 98M (100%) - -
Restaurants 1 (20%) - 1 (100%) -
Total 5 $98M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 98M 1 -
  Massachusetts 1 - 1 -
  North Carolina 1 48M - -
  Florida 1 3M - -
  Arizona 1 5M - -
Total 5 $98M 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 4 $98M
TOTAL $98M
Largest 16 bakery-cafes
$48M (2012-03-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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