Signet Jewelers Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Retail Company

Signet Jewelers has acquired 6 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Signet Jewelers’ largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Zale for $1.5B. Signet Jewelers has acquired in 3 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (50%) and metals/mining (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 2

Signet Jewelers Ltd.

Clarendon House 2 Church Street,
Hamilton, HM11
Bermuda,
(441) 296-5872
www.signetjewelers.com

Signet Jewelers Limited is engaged in the retail sale of jewelry and watches in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and the Channel Islands. Signet Jewelers was founded in 1950 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 1 - - - - 4
vol $1.5B $328M $1.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
R2net 2017-08-24 328M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.r2net.com
Zale Corp. 2014-02-20 1.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Irving, Texas · www.zalecorp.com
H&A Cutting Works (Botswana) Pty Ltd. 2013-11-13 - Divestiture
Gaborone, Botswana
Ultra Stores, Inc.(DBA Ultra Diamond And Gold) 2012-11-02 57M USD Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.ultrastores.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Zale Corp.    - Piercing Pagoda, Inc. 2000-08-11 3
Irving, Texas · www.zalecorp.com Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania · www.pagoda.com
Zale Corp.    - Peoples Jewellers Corp. 1999-01-01 2
Irving, Texas · www.zalecorp.com North York, Ontario
Zale Corp.    - Gordon Jewelry Corp. 1989-05-24 1
Irving, Texas · www.zalecorp.com Houston, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 2 (50%) 1.5B (82%) - -
Metals/Mining 1 (25%) - - -
Software 1 (25%) 328M (18%) - -
Total 4 $1.8B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 1.8B - -
  Texas 1 1.5B - -
  New York 1 328M - -
  Illinois 1 57M - -
Botswana 1 - - -
Domestic - - - -
Cross-border 4 (100%) 1.8B (100%) - -
Total 4 $1.8B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
2
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $328M
< $100M 1 $57M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest Zale Corp.
$1.5B (2014-02-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
83%
5 (83%)
Strategic(s)
17%
1 (17%)

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