Yildiz Holding A.S. Mergers and Acquisitions Summary


Yildiz Holding A.S. has acquired 3 companies. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Yildiz Holding A.S.’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired United Biscuits for $3.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Örgen Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. to Ajinomoto for $75M. Yildiz Holding A.S. has acquired in 1 US state, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include food (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Yildiz Holding A.S.

Kısıklı Mahallesi. Ferah Caddesi., No:1 B.Camlıca-Uskuda,
Istanbul, 34692

Yildiz Holding A.S. is a leading global food and beverages company with sales in over 80 countries. Through its subsidiaries, including Ulker Biskuvi and Godiva, Yildiz Holding A.S. produces a range of products, including biscuits, chocolate and chocolate-covered products, margarine and edible oils, beverages, dairy products, culinary products, and baby food.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $3.3B $3.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $112M $112M

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Örgen Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. 2016-11-16 75M TRY Divestiture
Güzelbahçe, Turkey · www.orgengida.com.tr
United Biscuits (UK) Ltd. 2014-11-03 3.1B GBP Add-on Acquisition
Middlesex, United Kingdom · www.unitedbiscuits.com
DeMet's Candy Co. 2014-01-02 221M USD Add-on Acquisition
Stamford, Connecticut · www.demetscandy.com
Komili Kagit ve Kisisel Bakim Uretim A.S. 2011-06-29 36M SEK Divestiture
Istanbul, Turkey
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
United Biscuits (UK) Ltd. 2014-11-03 N.V. Biscuit Delacre S.A. 2016-12-06 1
Middlesex, United Kingdom · www.unitedbiscuits.com Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium · www.delacre.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Food 2 (100%) 3.3B (100%) 1 (50%) 75M (67%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (50%) 36M (33%)
Total 2 $3.3B 2 $112M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Turkey - - 2 112M
United Kingdom 1 3.1B - -
United States 1 221M - -
  Connecticut 1 221M - -
Domestic - - 2 (100%) 112M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (100%) 3.3B (100%) - -
Total 2 $3.3B 2 $112M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.1B
$100M to $1B 1 $221M
Largest United Biscuits (UK) Ltd.
$3.1B (2014-11-03)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $112M
Largest Örgen Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
$75M (2016-11-16)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
2 (100%)
Divested to
2 (100%)

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