Target Acquisitions and Exits, 13 Deals Between 1986 and 2017
retail Company

Target has acquired 9 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 (38%) and internet software and services (25%).

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Target Corp.

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - - 2 - - 8
vol $1.0B $550M $1.6B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 2 - - - - 5
vol $4.9B $1.9B $6.8B
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Largest Marshall Field & Co.
$1.0B (1990-04-20)
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Largest Marshall Field & Co.
$3.2B (2004-06-10)

Retail M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the retail sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 167 retail companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 5 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic retail acquirer over the past 3 years is Camping World Holdings, with 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the retail sector over the past 3 years is L Catterton Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.


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