Danone SA

Danone SA

Danone SA

Overview
Date Founded

1955

Headquarters

17, boulevard Haussmann,Paris, Ile-de-France 75009

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

106K

Industries

Food
Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Beverages
Livestock & Animals

Company Description

Danone SA engages in the food processing industry. It operates through the following divisions: Fresh Dairy Products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition, and Medical Nutrition. The Fresh Dairy Products division produces and markets yogurts, fermented fresh dairy products, and other specialized fresh dairy products. The Waters division comprises the natural waters business along with aqua drinks. The Early Life Nutrition division focuses on specialized foods for babies and young children to complement breast-feeding while always complying with the World Health Organization Code and local laws. The Medical Nutrition division focuses mainly on people receiving medical treatment, babies afflicted with certain illnesses and frail elderly people. Danone was founded on February 2, 1899 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Business Unit for North America

Head of One Danone

Chief Executive Officer-Iberia

Executive Vice President, Essential Dairy & Plant-Based

Executive Vice President, Fresh Dairy Products

Executive Vice President, Early Life Nutrition & Advanced Medical Nutrition

Executive Vice President, Specialized Nutrition

Executive Vice President, Waters & Africa

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Danone SA

Operating Partner at Verlinvest SA

Manager at Capitol Peak Partners LLC

Independent Director, President of Raise at Veolia Environment

Former Prime Minister at Government of Benin

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Air Liquide SA

Chief Financial Officer at Danone SA

Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific at Société Générale S.A.

Chief Executive Officer, Europe Cluster at Vodafone Group Plc

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FEIM is a global, value-oriented investment manager that seeks to produce consistent absolute returns over the long-term without regard for industry benchmarks. They construct well-diversified portfolios through cautious security selection with an emphasis on risk aversion. FEIM focuses on investments with a substantial margin of safety, healthy balance sheets and clear business models. They employ bottom-up security analysis that is independent of broad market conditions or industry trends and focuses on downside protection. FEIM currently manages the following primary investment strategies: Global Value and International Value, High Yield, Gold, US Value, and Global Income Builder.

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CDC invests in the form of direct equity, provides project financing and long-term loans and invests in public-private partnerships. Their portfolios favor fixed-income securities, complemented with equity. The firm focuses on corporate governance. They manage portfolios of shares in listed companies (including enterprises of strategic interest), private equity and real estate and also manage the French part of the venture capital operations of the European Investment Bank.

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MFSI UK is a team-based manager which seeks to help clients build diversified portfolios using the \"ADR\" strategy; Allocate across asset classes, Diversify within each class, and Rebalance regularly to maintain the desired allocation. The firm follows a proprietary bottom-up security-selection process, known as MFS Original Research, with which they seek to take advantage of investment opportunities in capital markets across asset classes globally. MFSI UK's research analysts develop in-depth, firsthand knowledge of companies and make assessments of their long-term prospects. The firm's analysts and portfolio managers then exchange opinions and challenge ideas in a spirit of collaboration. Portfolio managers construct diversified portfolios by combining analysts' recommendations and their own experience to select securities that match their portfolio's investment discipline. The firm's quantitative teams help ensure that the risk levels they assume are appropriate for the portfolio's objectives.

Recent Transactions
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Taylor Fresh Foods, Inc. purchases Earthbound Farm, Inc. from Danone SA

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Parag Milk Foods Ltd. purchases Danone Foods & Beverages India Pvt /India Factory from Danone SA

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Inex NV purchases Danone SA /Olvarit from Danone SA

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onDanone SA purchases McKesson Water Products Co. from McKesson Corporation

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Advised onDanone SA, Danone Manifesto Ventures, Inc. purchase Michel et Augustin SA from Artémis SA

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Advised onDanone SA purchases Nurture, Inc. (New York)

Advisors & Consultants
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Chair, Intellectual Property Practice at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Clients

Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. engages in the planning, management, and operation of its group companies. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Convenience Store, Oversea Convenience Store, Superstore Operations, Department Store Operations, Financial Services, Specialty store, and Others. The Domestic Convenience Store segment operates directly managed and franchised stores under the name of 7-Eleven in Japan. The Oversea Convenience Store segment operates directly managed and franchised stores under the name of 7-Eleven in oversea. The Superstore Operations segment manages supermarkets and specialty shops. The Department Store Operations segment includes department store business, which mainly centers on Sogo and Seibu Co., Ltd. The Financial Services segment deals with bank, credit card, lease, and other businesses. The Specialty store segment engages in the retail business that provides distinctive products and services. The Others segment includes information technology business and other services. The company was founded on September 1, 2005 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. engages in providing online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade. It operates through the following business segments: Core Commerce; Cloud Computing; Digital Media and Entertainment; and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The Core Commerce segment comprises of platforms operating in retail and wholesale. The Cloud Computing segment consists of Alibaba Cloud, which offers elastic computing, database, storage and content delivery network, large scale computing, security, management and application, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and other services provide for enterprises of different sizes across various industries. The Digital Media and Entertainment segment relates to the Youko Tudou and UC Browser business. The Innovation Initiatives and Others segment includes businesses such as AutoNavi, DingTalk, Tmall Genie, and others. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

CVS Health Corp. engages in the provision of health care services. It operates trough the following segments: Pharmacy Services, Retail or Long Term Care, Health Care Benefits and Corporate. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions. The Retail or Long Term Care segment includes selling of prescription drugs and assortment of general merchandise. The Health Care Benefits segment offers traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, medical management capabilities. The Corporate segment involves in providing management and administrative services. The company was founded by Stanley P. Goldstein and Ralph Hoagland in 1963 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, RI.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$47B
Total Enterprise Value
$52.6B
Earnings Per Share
$3.63
Revenue
$24.7B
Total Debt
$17.9B
Net Profit
$2.34B
Enterprise Value Sales
2.13x
EBITDAMargin
18.09%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
11.79x
TEVNet Income
22.51x
Debt TEV
0.34x
EBITDA
$4.46B
Total Equity
$16.5B
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.97%
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
3.22%
Investments
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Danone CIS Holdings BV operates as a holding company. The company is headquartered in Schiphol, Netherlands.

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Brookside Dairy Ltd. distributes milk and other dairy products. Its brands include Brookside, Ilara, Molo, Tuzo and Delamere. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Ruiru, Kenya.

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Toeca International Co. BV manufactures yogurt shakes. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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Crown Holdings, Inc. IT Consulting & Services | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Raven Property Group Ltd. Other Business & Consulting Services | St. Peter Port, GU

Raven Property Group Ltd. is a property investment company, which engages in the acquisition and development of warehouse complexes in the major cities across Russia. It operates through three segments: Property investment, Roslogistics and Raven Mount. The Property investment segment acquires, develops and leases commercial property in Russia. The Roslogistics segment provides warehousing, transport, customs brokerage and related services in Russia. Raven Mount segment provides sales services of residential property in the United Kingdom. The company was founded by Glyn Vin cent Hirsch and Anton John Godfrey Baiton on July 4, 2005 and is headquartered in St. Peter Port, Guernsey.

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Abbott Laboratories Pharmaceuticals - Abbott Park, Illinois

Abbott Laboratories engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of a broad and diversified line of health care products. It operates through the following segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Nutritional Products, Diagnostic Products, Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products, and Other. The Established Pharmaceutical Products segment refers to the international sales of a line of branded generic pharmaceutical products. The Nutritional Products segment caters to the worldwide sales of adult and pediatric nutritional products. The Diagnostic Products segment markets diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories, and alternate-care testing sites. The Vascular Products segment trades coronary, endovascular, structural heart, vessel closure, and other medical device products. The Other segment comprises of Abbott Medical Optics. The company was founded by Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888 and is headquartered in Abbott Park, IL.

PepsiCo, Inc. Beverages - Purchase, NY

PepsiCo, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution and sale of beverages, food, and snacks. It is a food and beverage company with a complementary portfolio of brands, including Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, and Tropicana. It operates through the following business segments: Frito-Lay North America; Quaker Foods North America; North America Beverages; Latin America; Europe Sub-Saharan Africa; and Asia, Middle East, and North Africa. The Frito-Lay North America segment markets, distributes, and sells snack foods under the Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, Fritos, Ruffles, and Santitas brands. The Quaker Foods North America segment includes cereals, rice, and pasta under the Quaker, Aunt Jemima, Quaker Chewy, Cap'n Crunch, Life, and Rice-A-Roni brands. The North America Beverages segment consists of beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under various beverage brands such as Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug. The Latin America segment covers beverage, food, and snack businesses in Latin America region. The Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment comprises of beverage, food, and snack goods in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. The Asia, Middle East, and North Africa segment offers snack food products under the Lay's, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands. The company was founded by Donald M. Kendall, Sr. and Herman W. Lay in 1965 and is headquartered in Purchase, NY.

The Coca-Cola Company Beverages - Atlanta, GA

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Awards & Honors
Rank #86
2014
Forbes - World's 100 Most Innovative Companies
Sponsored by Forbes Magazine
Rank #35
2011
Forbes Magazine - The Nifty 50
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