Acquisitions are a key element of our growth strategy, aiding our geographic expansion as well as extending our product offering and customer base

 

M&A is at the core of Bunzl's strategy 

 

  • Anchor acquisitions support entry into new geographies and sectors
  • Bolt-on acquisitions support the expansion of our existing presence
  • An effective way to enter new sub markets and service new customer segments
  • Drives Bunzl's ability to provide a specialist service at local level
  • Self-funded through the Group’s strong cash generation

Successes

>180
acquisitions since 2004

>£4.3bn
self-funded committed acquisition spend since 2004

16.2%
Group 2020 ROIC

3/4
In recent years acquisitions have driven approximately three quarters of Group growth

Disciplined approach to acquisitions

We have a well-established and consistent approach to acquisitions which includes a strong discipline around selecting the right businesses to join the Bunzl family. This approach continues to be a key component of the Group’s success.

Disciplined Approach To Acquisition 1 (1)

Disciplined approach to acquisitions

We have a well-established and consistent approach to acquisitions which includes a strong discipline around selecting the right businesses to join the Bunzl family. This approach continues to be a key component of the Group’s success.

Disciplined Approach To Acquisitions Chart Mobile (1)

Why sell to the Bunzl Group?

Benefits of joining Bunzl:

    • Decentralised model means operating companies retain commercial autonomy which provides local agility
    • Our scale drives purchasing synergies
    • Global investment leveraged across operating entities (including digital and sustainability)
    • Best practices leveraged across our Group
    • A strong balance sheet allows Bunzl to invest in new businesses and drive their growth
    • Purchasing improvements and auditing through Bunzl’s well-established Shanghai sourcing team
    • Opportunities for business owners and their people to develop through Bunzl’s training programmes

Why sell to the Bunzl Group?

Benefits of joining Bunzl:

  • Decentralised model means operating companies retain commercial autonomy which provides local agility
  • Our scale drives purchasing synergies
  • Global investment leveraged across operating entities (including digital and sustainability)
  • Best practices leveraged across our Group
  • A strong balance sheet allows Bunzl to invest in new businesses and drive their growth
  • Purchasing improvements and auditing through Bunzl’s well-established Shanghai sourcing team
  • Opportunities for business owners and their people to develop through Bunzl’s training programmes

Andrew Mooney

Andrew Mooney

Corporate Development Director

Email: acquisitions@bunzl.com

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We are continually looking for and evaluating future acquisition opportunities, so if you operate in our chosen markets and would consider becoming part of the Bunzl Group, we would like to hear from you.