The Bidvest Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Distribution Company

The Bidvest Group has acquired 5 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

The Bidvest Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2009, when it acquired Farutex Sp.z.o.o. for $282M. The Bidvest Group has acquired in 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (20%) and consumer services (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 2

The Bidvest Group Ltd.

Bidvest House, 18 Crescent Drive,
Johannesburg, 2196
South Africa,
+27 (11) 772 8700
www.bidvest.co.za

Bidvest is a diversified industrial company, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange South Africa, and is one of the largest global foodservice distribution companies. Bidvest foodservice interests include 3663 First for Foodservice, one of the largest foodservice distributors in the UK.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 4 1 - - - - 5
vol $351M $197M $548M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NOONAN 2017-07-31 197M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.noonan.ie
Brandcorp (Pty) Ltd. 2016-06-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.brandcorp.co.za
Plumblink SA (Pty) Ltd. 2015-06-11 - Add-on Acquisition
The Woodlands, South Africa · www.plumblink.co.za
Seafood Holdings Ltd. 2010-12-01 69M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.directseafoods.co.uk
Farutex Sp.z.o.o. 2009-10-07 282M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Szczecin, Poland · www.farutex.pl
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 1 (20%) - - -
Consumer Services 1 (20%) 197M (36%) - -
Distribution 1 (20%) - - -
Food 1 (20%) 69M (13%) - -
Retail 1 (20%) 282M (51%) - -
Total 5 $548M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
South Africa 2 - - -
Ireland 1 197M - -
Poland 1 282M - -
United Kingdom 1 69M - -
Domestic 2 (40%) - - -
Cross-border 3 (60%) 548M (100%) - -
Total 5 $548M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Investec
1
Legal Deals
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $479M
< $100M 1 $69M
TOTAL $548M
Largest Farutex Sp.z.o.o.
$282M (2009-10-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
100%
5 (100%)

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