M&A Deal Summary

UNFI Acquires SUPERVALU

On July 26, 2018, UNFI acquired retail company SUPERVALU for 2.9B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is UNFI’s 2nd transaction in the Retail sector.
  • This is UNFI’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is UNFI’s 8th transaction in the United States.
  • This is UNFI’s 2nd transaction in Minnesota.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-07-26
Target SUPERVALU
Sector Retail
Buyer(s) UNFI
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 2.9B USD
Advisor(s) Barclays Investment Bank
Lazard Ltd. (Financial)
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP (Legal)

Target

SUPERVALU

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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Entrance to SUPERVALU's corporate headquarters in Eden Praire, Minnesota.
Entrance to SUPERVALU's corporate headquarters in Eden Praire, Minnesota.
SUPERVALU, Inc. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 3,437 stores composed of 3,323 wholesale primary stores operated by customers serviced by SUPERVALU's food distribution business and 114 traditional retail grocery stores in continuing operations operated under three retail banners in three geographic regions (store counts as of February 24, 2018). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 23,000 employees.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

UNFI

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1976
SectorDistribution
Employees28,300
Revenue 26.5B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to United Natural Foods' corporate headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island.
Entrance to United Natural Foods' corporate headquarters in Providence, Rhode Island.

UNFI is an independent US distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce. In addition to distribution services, UNFI provides a range of value-added services for customers and suppliers, including marketing and promotional tools, merchandising, category management and store support services. UNFI was formed in 1976 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 8
Sector (Retail) 2 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 6 of 6
State (Minnesota) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 8 of 8
Year (2018) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2016-08-11 Gourmet Guru

Bronx, New York, United States

Gourmet Guru, Inc. is a distributor and merchandiser of fresh and organic food focusing on new and emerging brands.

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