Tyson Foods, Inc.

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

Tyson Foods, Inc. 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 Foods, Inc. was formed in 1935 and is based in Springdale, Arkansas.

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Buy (1.2/yr) # 5 2 - - 3 1 11
vol $2.7B $4.2B $850M $7.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 1 1 - - 1 4
vol $400M $400M

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Largest AdvancePierre Foods, Inc.
$4.2B (2017-04-25)
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Largest Tyson de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.
$400M (2015-07-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Tyson Foods has acquired 11 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 4 assets.

Tyson Foods’ largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired AdvancePierre Foods for $4.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Tyson de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. to Pilgrim s Pride for $400M. Tyson Foods has acquired in 10 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (91%) and consumer products (10%).

When analyzing the food sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 252 food companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 7 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic food acquirer over the past 3 years is Frutarom Industries, with 14 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the food sector over the past 3 years is Palladium Equity Partners LLC with 4 platform acquisitions.

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