Tesco Acquisitions and Exits, 18 Deals Between 2002 and 2017
retail Company

Tesco has acquired 13 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Tesco’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Booker Group for $5.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Homeplus to MBK Partners HK for $6.5B. Tesco has acquired in 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (75%) and internet software and services (17%).

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Tesco Plc

Delamare Road,
Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1GA
United Kingdom,
+44 1992-632-222

Tesco PLC is a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer. Tesco Plc was established in 1919 and is headquartered in Welwyn Garden City, England.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 11 - - 1 - - 12
vol $346M $5.7B $6.0B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 2 1 2 1 - - 6
vol $6.5B $334M $6.9B

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Largest Booker Group PLC
$5.7B (2017-01-27)
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Largest Homeplus Co., Ltd
$6.5B (2015-09-07)

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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