United Natural Foods Acquisitions, 8 Deals Between 2007 and 2018
distribution Company

United Natural Foods has acquired 8 companies, including 5 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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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. UNFI was formed in 1976 and is based in Providence, Rhode Island.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 4 - 3 - 1 - 8
vol $195M $286M $2.9B $3.4B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Largest SUPERVALU, Inc.
$2.9B (2018-07-26)
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Distribution M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the distribution sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 247 distribution companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 32 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 16 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic distribution acquirer over the past 3 years is RelaDyne, with 16 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the distribution sector over the past 3 years is The Sterling Group with 4 platform acquisitions.


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