Starbucks Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

BeveragesCompany

Starbucks has acquired 9 companies. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Starbucks’ largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Teavana for $620M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Tazo Tea to Unilever for $384M. Starbucks has acquired in 4 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include beverages (67%) and food (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Starbucks

Starbucks Corp.

2401 Utah Avenue South,
Seattle, Washington 98134
United States,
(206) 447-1575
www.starbucks.com

Starbucks is a roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee. Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality coffees that the Company sells, along with handcrafted coffee, tea and other beverages and a variety of fresh food items, including snack offerings, through company-operated stores. Starbucks also sells a variety of coffee and tea products and licenses its trademarks through other channels such as licensed stores, grocery and foodservice accounts. In addition to its Starbucks Coffee brand, Starbucks sells goods and services under the following brands: Teavana, Tazo, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange and Ethos. Starbucks was founded in 1971 and is based in Seattle, Washington.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $1.0B $1.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
vol $384M $384M
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tazo Tea Co. 2017-11-02 384M USD Divestiture
Portland, Oregon · www.tazo.com
Teavana Corp. 2013-10-23 620M USD Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.teavana.com
Bay Bread LLC (La Boulange) 2012-06-05 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.laboulangebakery.com
La Boulangerie de San Francisco 2012-06-04 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.laboulangeriesf.com
Evolution Fresh, Inc. 2011-11-10 30M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Bernardino, California · www.evolutionfresh.com
The Coffee Equipment Company 2008-03-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.cloverequipment.com
Ethos Water 2005-12-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle,, Washington · www.ethoswater.com
Seattle Coffee Company 2003-04-16 72M USD Divestiture
Seattle, Washington
Tazo Tea Co. 1999-01-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Portland, Oregon · www.tazo.com
Seattle Coffee Co. 1998-04-29 84M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Beverages 6 (67%) 186M (18%) 1 (100%) 384M (100%)
Food 1 (11%) 100M (10%) - -
Restaurants 1 (11%) 100M (10%) - -
Retail 1 (11%) 620M (62%) - -
Total 9 $1.0B 1 $384M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 922M 1 384M
  Washington 3 72M - -
  California 3 230M - -
  Oregon 1 - 1 384M
  Georgia 1 620M - -
United Kingdom 1 84M - -
Domestic 8 (89%) 922M (92%) 1 (100%) 384M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (11%) 84M (8%) - -
Total 9 $1.0B 1 $384M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $620M
< $100M 5 $386M
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Teavana Corp.
$620M (2013-10-23)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $384M
TOTAL $384M
Largest Tazo Tea Co.
$384M (2017-11-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
2 (22%)
Strategic(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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