J. M. Smucker Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Food Company

J. M. Smucker has acquired 16 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

J. M. Smucker’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Big Heart Pet Brands for $5.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2020, when it sold The J.M. Smucker - Crisco Business to B&G Foods for $550M. J. M. Smucker has acquired in 8 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (82%) and beverages (19%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 4

The J. M. Smucker Co. (J. M. Smucker)

One Strawberry Lane,
Orrville, Ohio 44667
United States,
(330) 682-3000
www.jmsmucker.com

The J. M. Smucker marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and natural foods products in North America. J. M. Smucker was founded in 1897 and is based in Orrville, Ohio.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 10 - 1 - - - 11
vol $11.0B $1.9B $12.9B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 - 1 - 2 - 4
vol $375M $550M $925M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. 2020-12-04 - Divestiture
Upland, California · www.naturalbalanceinc.com
The J.M. Smucker Co. - Crisco Business 2020-10-26 550M USD Divestiture
Orrville, Ohio
Hometown Food Co. 2018-07-09 375M USD Divestiture
Chicago, Illinois · www.hometownfoodcompany.com
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition LLC 2018-04-04 1.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Meadville, Pennsylvania · www.ainsworthpets.com
Eagle Family Foods Group LLC 2015-11-02 - Divestiture
Orrville, Ohio · www.eaglefoods.com
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. 2015-02-06 - Divestiture
Upland, California · www.naturalbalanceinc.com
Big Heart Pet Brands 2015-02-03 5.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.bigheartpet.com
Sahale Snacks, Inc. 2014-08-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.sahalesnacks.com
Enray, Inc. 2013-08-21 - Add-on Acquisition
San Ramon, California · www.enray.com
Rowland Coffee Roasters, Inc. 2011-05-16 360M USD Add-on Acquisition
Miami, Florida · www.rowlandcoffee.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 9 (82%) 9.3B (72%) 4 (100%) 925M (100%)
Beverages 2 (18%) 3.7B (28%) - -
Total 11 $12.9B 4 $925M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 12.9B 4 925M
  California 3 5.8B 1 -
  Ohio 2 3.5B 2 550M
  Washington 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 1.9B - -
  Nebraska 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 500M - -
  Florida 1 360M - -
  Illinois - - 1 375M
Total 11 $12.9B 4 $925M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $11.0B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.9B
TOTAL $12.9B
Largest Big Heart Pet Brands
$5.8B (2015-02-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $925M
TOTAL $925M
Largest The J.M. Smucker Co. - Crisco Business
$550M (2020-10-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
27%
3 (27%)
Strategic(s)
36%
4 (36%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
75%
3 (75%)
Strategic(s)
25%
1 (25%)

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