Kroger and Roundy's Announce Merger Agreement
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Roundy's, Inc. (NYSE: RNDY) today announced a definitive merger agreement under which Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Roundy's for $3.60 per share in cash.
The announcement posted on the Kroger Corporate website, said the transaction price represents a premium of approximately 65% to the Roundy's closing share price on November 10, 2015. The terms of the agreement were unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.
According to the announcement, Roundy's brings to Kroger an expanded footprint with a complementary base of 151 stores and 101 pharmacies in new geographies including Milwaukee, Madison and Northern Wisconsin, which are served under the Pick 'n Save, Copps and Metro Market banners. The merger also expands Kroger's presence with an innovative store format in the Chicagoland area, where Roundy's operates 34 stores under the Mariano's banner. Roundy's also operates two distribution centers in Oconomowoc and Mazomanie, WI, and a commissary in Kenosha, WI. Roundy's had revenues of nearly $4.0 billion for fiscal year 2014.