Safeway Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Retail Company

Safeway has acquired 7 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Safeway’s largest acquisition to date was in 1998, when it acquired Dominick s Supermarkets for $1.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Canada Safeway to Sobeys for $4.4B. Safeway has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Safeway, Inc.

5918 Stoneridge Mall Road,
Pleasanton, California 94588
United States,
(877) 723-3929
www.safeway.com

Safeway Inc., which operates Safeway, Vons, Pavilion’s, Randall’s, Tom Thumb, and Carrs stores, is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States with sales of $36.1 billion in 2013. The company operates 1,335 stores in 20 states and the District of Columbia, 13 distribution centers and 20 manufacturing plants.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 5 1 - - - - 6
vol $5.2B $5.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $4.4B $4.4B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Andronico's Community Markets LLC 2017-03-15 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.andronicos.com
G&G Supermarkets 2016-10-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Rosa, California · www.gandgmarket.com
Dominick's Supermarkets, Inc. 2014-02-03 - Divestiture
Northlake, Illinois
Canada Safeway Ltd. 2013-06-12 4.4B CAD Divestiture
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.safeway.ca
Carr-Gottstein Foods Co. 1999-08-07 330M USD Add-on Acquisition
Anchorage, Alaska
Randall's Food Markets, Inc. 1999-07-23 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.randalls.com
Dominick's Supermarkets, Inc. 1998-10-13 1.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Northlake, Illinois
The Vons Co's., Inc. 1997-04-08 1.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Arcadia, California · www.vons.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 6 (100%) 5.2B (100%) 2 (100%) 4.4B (100%)
Total 6 $5.2B 2 $4.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 5.2B 1 -
  California 3 1.6B - -
  Illinois 1 1.8B 1 -
  Texas 1 1.4B - -
  Alaska 1 330M - -
Canada - - 1 4.4B
  Manitoba - - 1 4.4B
Domestic 6 (100%) 5.2B (100%) 1 (50%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (50%) 4.4B (100%)
Total 6 $5.2B 2 $4.4B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $4.8B
$100M to $1B 1 $330M
TOTAL $5.2B
Largest Dominick's Supermarkets, Inc.
$1.8B (1998-10-13)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $4.4B
TOTAL $4.4B
Largest Canada Safeway Ltd.
$4.4B (2013-06-12)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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