Kroger Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Kroger has acquired 12 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Kroger’s largest acquisition to date was in 1998, when it acquired Fred Meyer for $13.0B. Kroger has acquired in 10 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (50%) and healthcare services (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 2

Kroger

The Kroger Co.

1014 Vine Street,
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
United States,
(513) 762-4000
www.thekrogerco.com

Kroger operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States under a variety of brands. The Kroger was formed in 1883 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 11 1 - - - - 12
vol $16.6B $16.6B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - 1 1 - - - 2
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Turkey Hill 2019-03-19 - Divestiture
Conestoga, Pennsylvania · www.turkeyhill.com
YOU Technology Brand Services, Inc. 2018-12-18 - Divestiture
South San Francisco, California · www.you.net
Relish Labs LLC 2018-05-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.homechef.com
Murray's Cheese 2017-02-07 - Merger
New York, New York · www.murrayscheese.com
Modern Healthcare, Inc. 2016-09-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Orlando, Florida · www.modernhealthinc.com
Roundy's, Inc. 2015-11-11 800M USD Add-on Acquisition
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.roundys.com
Vitacost.com, Inc. 2014-07-02 280M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boca Raton, Florida · www.vitacost.com
YOU Technology Brand Services, Inc. 2014-02-11 - Add-on Acquisition
South San Francisco, California · www.you.net
Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. 2014-01-28 2.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Matthews, North Carolina · www.harristeeter.com
Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, Inc. 2012-11-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Lake Mary, Florida · www.axiumhealthcare.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 6 (50%) 16.3B (98%) - -
Healthcare Services 2 (17%) - - -
Food 1 (8%) - 1 (50%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (50%) -
E-Commerce 1 (8%) 280M (2%) - -
Life Science 1 (8%) - - -
Total 12 $16.6B 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 12 16.6B 2 -
  Florida 3 280M - -
  California 1 - 1 -
  Wisconsin 1 800M - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 13.0B - -
  North Carolina 1 2.5B - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Nebraska 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 -
Total 12 $16.6B 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $15.5B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
TOTAL $16.6B
Largest Fred Meyer, Inc.
$13.0B (1998-10-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
4 (33%)
Strategic(s)
17%
2 (17%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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