Reynolds American Acquisitions and Exits, 6 Deals Between 2001 and 2015
consumer products Company

Reynolds American has acquired 5 companies of its own. It has also divested 1 asset.

Reynolds American’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Lorillard for $27.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Reynolds America - Natural American Spirit international businesses to Japan Tobacco for $5.0B. Reynolds American has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include consumer products (80%) and medical products (20%).

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Reynolds American, Inc.

401 North Main Street,
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
United States,
(336) 741-2000

Reynolds American Inc is a holding company focused on tobacco products. Its principal subsidiaries include the second largest tobacco company in the United States, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; the second largest smokeless tobacco products manufacturer in the United States, American Snuff Company, LLC, referred to as American Snuff Co.; the manufacturer of the leading super-premium cigarette brand, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc., referred to as SFNTC; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company, referred to as RJR Vapor, a manufacturer and marketer of digital vapor cigarettes in the United States.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $34.8B $34.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
vol $5.0B $5.0B

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Largest Lorillard, Inc.
$27.4B (2014-07-15)
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Largest Reynolds America - Natural American Spirit international businesses
$5.0B (2015-09-29)

Consumer Products M&A - Last 3 Years

Reynolds American was acquired by British American Tobacco on January 17, 2017.

When analyzing the consumer products sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 317 consumer products companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 14 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic consumer products acquirer over the past 3 years is Unilever NV, with 8 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the consumer products sector over the past 3 years is L Catterton Partners with 8 platform acquisitions.

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