Walgreens Boots Alliance Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Retail Company

Walgreens Boots Alliance has acquired 24 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired PharMerica for $1.4B. Walgreens Boots Alliance has acquired in 16 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include healthcare services (48%) and retail (31%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 9

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

108 Wilmot Road,
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
United States,
(847) 315-2500
www.walgreensbootsalliance.com

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is a multichannel retailer of consumer goods and services focused on health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with online and mobile services. Walgreens was founded in 1901 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 21 1 - 1 - - 23
vol $2.7B $1.4B $4.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Shields Health Solutions 2019-07-31 - Growth Capital
Stoughton, Massachusetts · www.shieldshealthsolutions.com
PharMerica Corp. 2017-08-02 1.4B USD Going Private
Louisville, Kentucky · www.pharmerica.com
Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd. 2015-07-09 - Divestiture
Ryde, United Kingdom · www.uk.lizearle.com
Option Care Enterprises, Inc. 2015-01-20 - Divestiture
Buffalo Grove, Illinois · www.optioncare.com
Kerr Drug 2013-11-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.kerrdrug.com
Wright & Filippis - Enteral Supply Business 2013-07-31 - Divestiture
, United States
AmerisourceBergen Corp. 2013-05-17 - Stake Purchase
Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania · www.amerisourcebergen.com
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Pharmacy 2012-12-07 - Stake Purchase
Bethesda, Maryland
UCH Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. 2012-12-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Marion, Indiana
Alliance Boots GmbH 2012-06-20 - Secondary Buyout
Zug, Switzerland · www.allianceboots.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
PharMerica Corp. 2017-08-02 BrightSpring Health Services, Inc. 2018-12-11 2
Louisville, Kentucky · www.pharmerica.com Louisville, Kentucky · www.brightspringhealth.com
Alliance Boots GmbH 2012-06-20 Apteka Holding ZAO 2012-11-01 4
Zug, Switzerland · www.allianceboots.com Moscow, Russia

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Healthcare Services 11 (48%) 2.6B (63%) 1 (100%) -
Retail 7 (30%) 1.5B (37%) - -
Life Science 2 (9%) - - -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - - -
Distribution 1 (4%) - - -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - - -
Total 23 $4.1B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 21 4.1B 1 -
  Pennsylvania 4 278M - -
  Illinois 2 850M 1 -
  Massachusetts 2 - - -
  Washington 1 429M - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  New York 1 1.1B - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Kentucky 1 1.4B - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  Hawaii 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Delaware 1 - - -
  California 1 75M - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 21 (91%) 4.1B (100%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 2 (9%) - - -
Total 23 $4.1B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Peter J. Solomon Co.
3
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Legal Deals
Sidley Austin LLP
3
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
2
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.6B
< $100M 1 $75M
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest PharMerica Corp.
$1.4B (2017-08-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
26%
6 (26%)
Strategic(s)
9%
2 (9%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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