Bi-Lo Holdings operates supermarket chains in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee under the Bi-Lo name, and stores in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and Mississippi under the Winn-Dixie name. Bi-Lo Holdings was founded in 1961 by Frank L. Outlaw, and is headquartered in Mauldin, SC. Bi-Lo Holdings is expected to move its headquarters from Maudlin, South Carolina to Jacksonville, FL by early 2013.
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Privately-Held BI-LO Swallows Public Co. Rival WINN-DIXIE, A Rare Form of Take-Private
Dec. 2011 In a deal announced Dec. 19, 2011, privately-held supermarket giant BI-LO Holdings signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire publicly traded rival Winn-Dixie Stores for $560 million, creating one of the largest supermarket operators in the US. The combined entity, which will retain the Winn-Dixie name, will have a total of 690 stores and 63,000 employees across eight states in southeastern US. It’s relatively uncommon for a publicly company to get acquired by a privately-held one. Typically, a take-private transaction is the result of a private equity led Leveraged Buyout, or a Management Buyout, making the WINN DIXIE acquisition by its privately-held rival BI-LO a true rarity in private company M&A. PrivCo, the Private Company Financial Data Authority, has broken down the deal and found the key drivers for the take-private, namely: … Read More »
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Mergers & Acquisitions
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Detailed Business Description: Bi-Lo Holdings
Bi-Lo Holdings is a Southeastern supermarket chain that sells fruits and vegetables, meat and seafood, baked goods, deli items, wine and beer, and natural and organic products. Bi-Lo Holdings has made efforts to revamp its image, and has remodeled several of its stores, introduced a bonus card program, and offered gasoline discounts through its fuelperks! program. Bi-Lo Holdings also has green initiatives throughout its stores, such as recycled and reusable shopping bags, energy-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems, and locally grown produce.
Bi-Lo Holdings operates in an industry that is highly competitive, and saturated. Some firms in the industry have either downsized, by filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for example, or consolidated the market by purchasing existing operators. This is a strategy Bi-Lo Holdings has utilized, as seen by its acquisition of Winn-Dixie in 2011. Bi-Lo Holdings also faces additional competition from warehouse clubs and… Continue Reading →