United Natural Foods Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Distribution Company

United Natural Foods has acquired 8 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

United Natural Foods’ largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired SUPERVALU for $2.9B. United Natural Foods has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (63%) and retail (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 4

United Natural Foods, Inc.

313 Iron Horse Way,
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
United States,
(401) 528-8634
www.unfi.com

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. United Natural Foods was formed in 1976 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 7 - 1 - - - 8
vol $481M $2.9B $3.4B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SUPERVALU, Inc. 2018-07-26 2.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.supervalu.com
Gourmet Guru, Inc. 2016-08-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Bronx, New York · www.gourmetguru.com
Nor-Cal Produce, Inc. 2016-03-31 69M USD Add-on Acquisition
West Sacramento, California · www.nor-calproduce.com
Haddon House Food Products, Inc. 2016-02-29 218M USD Add-on Acquisition
Medford, New Jersey · www.haddonhouse.com
Tony’s Fine Foods, Inc. 2014-05-22 195M USD Add-on Acquisition
West Sacramento, California · www.tonysfinefoods.com
Trudeau Distributing Co. 2013-09-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Burnsville, Minnesota · www.trudeaudistributing.com
Branch Brook Holdings LLC 2012-04-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bedminster, New Jersey · www.branchbrookllc.com
Millbrook Distribution Services, Inc. 2007-10-05 - Divestiture
New York, New York
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SUPERVALU, Inc. 2018-07-26 SUPERVALU, Inc. - Hornbacher's Stores 2018-11-30 1
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.supervalu.com Eden Prairie, Minnesota

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Distribution 5 (63%) 481M (14%) - -
Retail 2 (25%) 2.9B (86%) - -
Consumer Products 1 (13%) - - -
Total 8 $3.4B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 3.4B - -
  New York 2 - - -
  New Jersey 2 218M - -
  Minnesota 2 2.9B - -
  California 2 264M - -
Total 8 $3.4B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Foros Group LLC
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
1
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.9B
$100M to $1B 2 $413M
< $100M 1 $69M
TOTAL $3.4B
Largest SUPERVALU, Inc.
$2.9B (2018-07-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
1 (13%)

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