The J. M. Smucker Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Food Company

The J. M. Smucker has acquired 15 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

The 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 2018, when it sold Hometown Food to Brynwood Partners for $375M. The J. M. Smucker has acquired in 8 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (80%) and beverages (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 4

The J. M. Smucker Co.

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

The J. M. Smucker Company 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 9 - - 1 - - 10
vol $11.0B $1.9B $12.9B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
vol $375M $375M
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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.eaglebrand.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
The Folger Coffee Co., Inc. 2008-06-04 3.3B USD Divestiture
Orrville, Ohio · www.folgerscoffee.com
ConAgra Foods - Knott's Berry Farm Food Brand 2008-05-13 - Divestiture
Omaha, Nebraska
Eagle Family Foods Group LLC 2007-04-02 248M USD Add-on Acquisition
Orrville, Ohio · www.eaglebrand.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 8 (80%) 9.3B (72%) 2 (100%) 375M (100%)
Beverages 2 (20%) 3.7B (28%) - -
Total 10 $12.9B 2 $375M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 12.9B 2 375M
  Ohio 2 3.5B 1 -
  California 2 5.8B - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 1.9B - -
  Nebraska 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 500M - -
  Florida 1 360M - -
  Illinois - - 1 375M
Total 10 $12.9B 2 $375M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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 1 $375M
TOTAL $375M
Largest Hometown Food Co.
$375M (2018-07-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
73%
8 73%
Strategic(s)
27%
3 27%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%

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