Sears Holdings Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Retail Company

Sears Holdings has acquired 5 companies. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Sears Holdings’ largest acquisition to date was in 2004, when it acquired Kmart for $11.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Sears Brands to Stanley Black & Decker for $525M. Sears Holdings has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (80%) and diversified (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Sears Holdings

Sears Holdings Corp.

3333 Beverly Road,
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60179
United States,
(847) 286-2500
www.searsholdings.com


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $11.4B $11.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - - 1 4
vol $525M $525M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sears Brands LLC (Craftsman) 2017-01-05 525M USD Divestiture
Hoffman Estates, Illinois · www.craftsman.com
Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corp. 2011-06-24 - IPO
San Jose, California · www.osh.com
Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corp. 2005-10-07 - Stake Purchase
San Jose, California · www.osh.com
Sears, Roebuck and Co. 2005-03-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Hoffman Estates, Illinois · www.searsholdings.com/about/sears/
Kmart Corp. 2004-11-17 11.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Troy, Michigan · www.kmart.com
Sears Carpet and Upholstery Care, Inc. 1998-05-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Columbus, Ohio · www.searscleaning.com
Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corp. 1996-08-16 415M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.osh.com
The Allstate Corp. 1995-06-30 - Spin Off
Northbrook, Illinois · www.allstate.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 4 (80%) 11.4B (100%) 3 (75%) 525M (100%)
Diversified 1 (20%) - - -
Insurance - - 1 (25%) -
Total 5 $11.4B 4 $525M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 11.4B 4 525M
  California 2 415M 2 -
  Illinois 1 - 2 525M
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 11.0B - -
Total 5 $11.4B 4 $525M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $11.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $415M
TOTAL $11.4B
Largest Kmart Corp.
$11.0B (2004-11-17)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $525M
TOTAL $525M
Largest Sears Brands LLC (Craftsman)
$525M (2017-01-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
50%
2 (50%)

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