Starbucks Corp.

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

Starbucks Corp. 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 Corp. was established in 1985 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 7 1 - - - - 8
vol $286M $620M $906M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
vol $384M $384M
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Largest Teavana Corp.
$620M (2013-10-23)
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Largest Tazo Tea Co.
$384M (2017-11-02)

According to our data here at Mergr, Starbucks has acquired 8 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition 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 NV for $384M. Starbucks has acquired in 4 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include beverages (75%) and restaurants (13%).

When analyzing the beverages sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 91 beverages companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 4 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic beverages acquirer over the past 3 years is Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, with 10 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the beverages sector over the past 3 years is TSG Consumer Partners LLC with 2 platform acquisitions.

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