Target Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Retail Company

Target has acquired 10 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Target’s largest acquisition to date was in 1990, when it acquired Marshall Field for $1.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2004, when it sold Marshall Field to May Department Stores Company for $3.2B. Target has acquired in 5 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include e-commerce (34%) and internet software and services (23%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 4

Target Corp.

1000 Nicollet Mall,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
United States,
(612) 304-6073
www.targetcorp.com


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 6 2 - - 1 - 9
vol $1.0B $550M $1.6B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $6.8B $6.8B
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Deliv, Inc. 2020-05-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Menlo Park, California · www.deliv.co
Shipt, Inc. 2017-12-13 550M USD Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, Alabama · www.shipt.com
Grand Junction Inc. 2017-08-14 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.grandjunctioninc.com
Target Corp. - Pharmacy Business 2015-06-15 1.9B USD Divestiture
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Target Commercial Interiors 2015-05-14 - Divestiture
Minneapolis, Minnesota
PoweredAnalytics, Inc. 2014-11-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.poweredanalytics.com
DermStore Beauty Group 2013-08-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Manhattan Beach, California · www.dsbeautygroup.com
Cooking.com, Inc. 2013-03-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.cooking.com
Pikes Peak Direct Marketing, Inc. 2013-03-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.chefscatalog.com
Smith & Hawken Ltd. 2010-01-08 - Divestiture
Novato, California · www.smithandhawken.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 2 (22%) 1.0B (65%) 4 (80%) 6.8B (100%)
E-Commerce 3 (33%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 2 (22%) 550M (35%) - -
Distribution 1 (11%) - - -
Software 1 (11%) - - -
Furniture - - 1 (20%) -
Total 9 $1.6B 5 $6.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 1.6B 5 6.8B
  California 5 - 1 1.7B
  Minnesota 1 1.0B 4 5.1B
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Alabama 1 550M - -
Total 9 $1.6B 5 $6.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
4
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
1
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $550M
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Marshall Field & Co.
$1.0B (1990-04-20)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $6.8B
TOTAL $6.8B
Largest Marshall Field & Co.
$3.2B (2004-06-10)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
2 (22%)
Strategic(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
80%
4 (80%)

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