Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

702 SW 8th Street,
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716
United States,
(479) 273-4000

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is a discount retailer with operations across the globe. Wal-Mart operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and SAM’S CLUBS in the US. Internationally, the company operates in Puerto Rico, Canada, China, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, United Kingdom, Argentina, and South Korea. Wal-Mart was formed in 1962 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

M&A Summary

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 8 - - 1 3 - 12
vol $14.0B $3.3B $310M $17.6B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $1.5B $1.5B

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Largest Asda Stores Ltd.
$10.3B (1999-06-14)
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Largest McLane Company, Inc.
$1.5B (2003-05-02)

According to our data here at Mergr, Wal-Mart Stores has acquired 12 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 1 asset.

Wal-Mart Stores’ largest acquisition to date was in 1999, when it acquired Asda Stores for $10.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2003, when it sold McLane Company to Berkshire Hathaway for $1.5B. Wal-Mart Stores has acquired in 4 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (59%) and e-commerce (17%).

When analyzing the retail sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 192 retail companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 6 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic retail acquirer over the past 3 years is Camping World Holdings, with 11 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the retail sector over the past 3 years is Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP with 4 platform acquisitions.

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