Tyson Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Tyson has acquired 13 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 7 assets.

Tyson’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired AdvancePierre Foods for $4.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold Tyson Foods’ Pet Treats Business to General Mills for $1.2B. Tyson has acquired in 11 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (93%) and consumer products (8%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 5

Tyson

Tyson Foods, Inc.

2200 W. Don Tyson Parkway,
Springdale, Arkansas 72762
United States,
(479) 290-4000
www.tysonfoods.com

Tyson produces, distributes, and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products worldwide. Tyson Foods operates a fully vertically integrated poultry production process. The Company's integrated operations consist of breeding stock, contract growers, feed production, processing, further-processing, marketing and transportation of chicken and related allied products, including animal and pet food ingredients. Tyson also processes live fed cattle and hogs and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, case ready beef and pork and fully-cooked meats. Finally, Tyson produces a wide range of fresh, value-added, frozen and refrigerated food products. Tyson was formed in 1935 and is based in Springdale, Arkansas.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 10 3 - - - - 13
vol $6.9B $3.0B $9.9B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 3 3 - - 1 - 7
vol $400M $1.2B $1.6B
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tyson Foods’ Pet Treats Business 2021-05-14 1.2B USD Divestiture
Springdale, Arkansas
Keystone Foods LLC 2018-08-20 2.2B USD Divestiture
West Chester, Pennsylvania · www.keystonefoods.com
TNT Crust LLC 2018-08-10 - Divestiture
St. Charles, Missouri · www.tntcrust.com
Tyson Foods, Inc. - Pizza Crust Business 2018-08-09 - Divestiture
Springdale, Arkansas
Tecumseh Poultry LLC 2018-06-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Waverly, Nebraska · www.smartchicken.com
Sara Lee Frozen Bakery 2018-06-01 - Divestiture
Kings Mountain, North Carolina · www.saraleefrozenbakery.com
American Proteins, Inc. 2018-05-15 850M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cumming, Georgia · www.americanproteins.com
Philadelphia Pre-Cooked Steak Co. 2017-11-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.phillycookedsteak.com
Original Philly Cheesesteak Co. 2017-11-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.phillycheesesteak.com
AdvancePierre Foods, Inc. 2017-04-25 4.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Cincinnati, Ohio · www.advancepierre.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 12 (92%) 9.9B (100%) 6 (86%) 1.6B (100%)
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - - -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (14%) -
Total 13 $9.9B 7 $1.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 13 9.9B 6 1.2B
  Pennsylvania 3 2.2B - -
  Arkansas - - 3 1.2B
  Utah 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  South Dakota 1 2.7B - -
  Ohio 1 4.2B - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Nebraska 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 850M - -
  California 1 - - -
  North Carolina - - 1 -
  Missouri - - 1 -
  Louisiana - - 1 -
Mexico - - 1 400M
Domestic 13 (100%) 9.9B (100%) 6 (86%) 1.2B (75%)
Cross-border - - 1 (14%) 400M (25%)
Total 13 $9.9B 7 $1.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $9.1B
$100M to $1B 1 $850M
TOTAL $9.9B
Largest AdvancePierre Foods, Inc.
$4.2B (2017-04-25)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 1 $400M
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Tyson Foods’ Pet Treats Business
$1.2B (2021-05-14)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
43%
3 (43%)
Strategic(s)
57%
4 (57%)

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