B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)- NYSE
  • Wed, Sep. 21, 8:49 AM
    • B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the spices and seasonings business of ACH Food Companies for $365M.
    • The deal will bring the Spice Islands, Tone’s, Weber, and Durkee brands into the B&G stable.
    • As part of the acquisition, B&G Foods is also acquiring a manufacturing facility in Ankeny, Iowa.
    • The company expects the acquisition to close during Q4.
    • Source: Press Release
    | Wed, Sep. 21, 8:49 AM | 6 Comments
  • Tue, Sep. 13, 2:46 PM
    • B&G Foods (BGS -1.2%) is in discussions over a takeover of ACH Food Companies, sources tell Reuters.
    • ACH is owned by Associated British Foods (OTCPK:ASBFF, OTCPK:ASBFY).
    • A deal for the Mazoli oil brand owner is expected to fall in the $300M to $400M range.
    • B&G is striking at a time when Associated British is under some cash pressure due to Brexit.
    | Tue, Sep. 13, 2:46 PM | 12 Comments
  • Sep. 3, 2015, 9:58 AM
    • General Mills (GIS +0.7%) announces it will sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur business to B&G Foods (BGS +11.3%) for $765M.
    • The company will retain the Green Giant business in Europe under a licensing agreement with B&G.
    • Cash from the sale will go toward debt reduction and buybacks.
    • A plan to offload Green Giant was reported earlier this year.
    | Sep. 3, 2015, 9:58 AM | 12 Comments
  • Aug. 27, 2015, 4:05 PM
    • B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) is having discussion about acquiring the Green Giant business of General Mills (NYSE:GIS), according to Reuters.
    • Earlier this year, reports indicated Green Giant was on the selling block.
    • Both stocks accelerated into the close along with the broad market.
    | Aug. 27, 2015, 4:05 PM
  • Jul. 13, 2015, 9:35 AM
    • B&G Foods (BGS) acquires Mama Mary's Pizza Crusts for ~$50M from Linsalata Capital Partners.
    • Some post-closing adjustment will impact the final deal price.
    • The company expects the addition of Mama Mary's to add $35M in annual sales and $7.5M in EBITDA.
    | Jul. 13, 2015, 9:35 AM | 2 Comments
  • May 27, 2014, 7:28 AM
    • A $6.4B offer by Pilgrim Pride's (PPC) to buy Hillshire Brands (HSH) could rattle the food sector.
    • For starters, the deal could spoil Hillshire's offer on the table to buy Pinnacle Foods (PF).
    • The quick analyst take on a PPC-HSH combination is favorable with the companies focused in different areas (chicken vs. packaged meat) which could lead to easy access to new distribution channels.
    • Premarket: HSH +22.9% to $45.49, PF -5.3% to $31.50.
    • Also on merger watch in the food sector: THS, SJM, GIS, KRFT, CPB, ADM, BGS, RAH, HAIN, K CAG
    | May 27, 2014, 7:28 AM | 2 Comments
  • May 12, 2014, 7:13 AM
    • A merger between Hillshire Brands and Pinnacle Foods could kickstart the consolidation frenzy in the food industry analysts have been forecasting.
    • The sector has been tapped to see a high rate of mergers and buyouts due to the significant synergies that could be unleashed through combinations.
    • On watch: THS, SJM, GIS, KRFT, CPB, ADM, BGS, RAH, HAIN, K, CAG
    | May 12, 2014, 7:13 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 3, 2014, 4:57 PM
    • B&G Foods (BGS) is acquiring Specialty Brands of America, a maker or soups, pasta/rice dishes, syrups, flatbreads, margarine, and other packaged foods, for $155M in cash.
    • Specialty Brands is expected to have annual revenue of $85M, and adjusted EBITDA of $20M. The deal is expected to close in Q2 or Q3, and be funded by a mixture of cash on hand and credit facility borrowings.
    • B&G expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to EPS and free cash flow.
    | Apr. 3, 2014, 4:57 PM
  • Jun. 10, 2013, 9:10 AM

    B&G Foods (BGS) buys Robert's American Gourmet Foods in a $195M cash deal. By making the acquisition, B&G will pick up the Pirate's Booty, Smart Puffs, and Original Tings brands.

    | Jun. 10, 2013, 9:10 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 7, 2013, 8:24 AM

    B&G Foods (BGS) buys the TrueNorth brand from DeMet's Candy Company for an undisclosed amount. It continues a trend by the company of beefing up its snacks portfolio through acquisitions.

    | May 7, 2013, 8:24 AM
  • Oct. 31, 2011, 11:35 AM

    Shares of B&G Foods (BGS +6.9%) gain after the firm announces a deal to acquire six Culver specialty brands from Unilever (UL -0.5%) for $325M. The company expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to earnings and free cash flow.

    | Oct. 31, 2011, 11:35 AM
  • May 20, 2011, 8:47 AM

    Sources say Ralcorp (RAH) has been shopping around its Post cereals division to GIS, PEP, K, BGS and even BX and KKR in recent weeks, but has found little interest in the ~$2B unit. It's questionable whether a sale would give RAH enough firepower to fend off ConAgra (CAG), but no sale means it will need to rely on its poison pill and legal red-tape to block the deal.

    | May 20, 2011, 8:47 AM