Premier Foods Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Food Company

Premier Foods has acquired 2 companies. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 9 assets.

Premier Foods’ largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Marlow Foods for $265M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2011, when it sold Quorn Foods to Exponent Private Equity for $316M. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 3

Premier Foods

Premier Foods plc

Premier House Centrium BusineS Park Griffiths Way,
St Albans, AL1 2RE
United Kingdom,
+44 17 2781 5850
www.premierfoods.co.uk

Premier Foods together with its subsidiaries is a manufacturer and distributer of branded and own label food products in the United Kingdom, other European countries, and internationally. It operates through Grocery, Sweet Treats, and International segments. Premier Foods was founded in 1975 and is based in St Albans, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $265M $265M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $560M $560M
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Hovis Ltd. 2014-01-27 - Divestiture
Wycombe, United Kingdom · www.hovis.co.uk
Elephant Atta Business/ Premier Foods 2012-07-06 52M GBP Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.elephantatta.com
Vinegar and Sour Pickles Business/Premier Foods 2012-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
, United Kingdom
Premier Foods’ Irish Brands 2011-12-15 47M EUR Divestiture
, Iran
Premier's Brookes Avana 2011-12-08 46M GBP Divestiture
, United Kingdom
Premier Foods’ East Anglian 2011-07-25 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom
Quorn Foods, Inc. 2011-03-15 316M GBP Divestiture
Westport, Connecticut · www.quorn.us
Frozen Pastry Assets/Premier Foods 2007-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
, United Kingdom
Hovis Ltd. 2007-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Wycombe, United Kingdom · www.hovis.co.uk
Marlow Foods Ltd. 2005-06-06 265M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Stokesley, United Kingdom · www.marlowfoods.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 2 (100%) 265M (100%) 8 (89%) 461M (82%)
Business Services - - 1 (11%) 99M (18%)
Total 2 $265M 9 $560M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 2 265M 7 198M
Iran - - 1 47M
United States - - 1 316M
  Connecticut - - 1 316M
Domestic 2 (100%) 265M (100%) 7 (78%) 198M (35%)
Cross-border - - 2 (22%) 362M (65%)
Total 2 $265M 9 $560M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Stamford Partners LLP
3
McQueen Ltd.
2
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $265M
TOTAL $265M
Largest Marlow Foods Ltd.
$265M (2005-06-06)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $316M
< $100M 4 $244M
TOTAL $560M
Largest Quorn Foods, Inc.
$316M (2011-03-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
3 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
6 (67%)

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