Nestlé SA

Nestlé SA

Nestlé SA

Overview
Date Founded

1905

Headquarters

Avenue Nestlé 55,Vevey, Vaud 1800

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

291K

Industries

Food
Waste Management & Recycling
Power & Utilities
Hospitals & Patient Services
Personal Products
Hotels, Resorts, and Cruiselines
Beverages
Livestock & Animals

Company Description

Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate corporation headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world, measured by revenues and other metrics, since 2014. It ranked No. 64 on the Fortune Global 500 in 2017 and No. 33 on the 2016 edition of the Forbes Global 2000 list of largest public companies. Nestlé's products include baby food, medical food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks. Twenty-nine of Nestlé's brands have annual sales of over CHF1 billion (about US$1.1 billion), including Nespresso, Nescafé, Kit Kat, Smarties, Nesquik, Stouffer's, Vittel, and Maggi. Nestlé has 447 factories, operates in 189 countries, and employs around 339,000 people. It is one of the main shareholders of L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company. Nestlé was formed in 1905 by the merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, established in 1866 by brothers George and Charles Page, and Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé. The company grew significantly during the First World War and again following the Second World War, expanding its offerings beyond its early condensed milk and infant formula products. The company has made a number of corporate acquisitions, including Crosse & Blackwell in 1950, Findus in 1963, Libby's in 1971, Rowntree Mackintosh in 1988, Klim in 1998, and Gerber in 2007. The company has seen various controversies, facing criticism and boycotts over its marketing of baby formula as an alternative to breastfeeding in developing countries, its reliance on child labour in cocoa production, and its production and promotion of bottled water.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Corporate Governance & Compliance

Chief Technology Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer Zone Asia, Oceania & Sub-Saharan Africa (AOA)

Chief Executive Officer, Zone Americas

Chief Executive Officer Zone Europe, Middle East & North Africa (EMENA)

Secretary to the Board of Directors, Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Governance, Compliance & Corporate Services

Executive Vice President Head of Operations

Executive Vice President Global Head Human Resources & Business Services

Board of Directors

Professional at Nestle Group

Senior Advisor at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

Executive Chairman at Industria de Diseño Textil SA

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at VEON Ltd.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Harman International Industries, Inc.

Director at PQ Holdings, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Nestlé SA

Secretary for Transport & Housing, Director at Airport Authority Hong Kong

Co-Chair, Prevention Initiative at Bipartisan Policy Center, Inc.

Former Chief Financial Officer & Member, Executive Board at Credit Suisse Group AG

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CWI employs a long-term, value-oriented global investment approach and a multiple portfolio manager system that combines teamwork and individual accountability. The firm utilizes fundamental research to gather in-depth information on markets and companies around the world. They also employ a security-by-security approach to portfolio construction and emphasize long-term investments. Their strategies focus on determining the difference between the fundamental value of a company and its price in the marketplace. CWI offers a wide variety of equity, fixed-income and balanced investment strategies. Their strategies are categorized as global, multi-regional and regional investment strategies.

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NBIM is an active, conservative manager with a long-term outlook that aims to get the highest possible return on the Government Pension Fund Global within the investment mandate set by the Ministry of Finance, which owns the fund on behalf of the Norwegian people. The ministry determines the fund's investment strategy, following advice from among others, NBIM and discussions in Parliament. The firm's mandate defines the investment universe and the fund's strategic reference index. The Ministry of Finance has on a regular basis transferred capital to the fund from the Norwegian state's petroleum revenues. The fund's capital is invested abroad, to avoid overheating the Norwegian economy and to shield it from the effects of oil price fluctuations. The fund invests in international equity and fixed-income markets and real estate. It is invested in most markets, countries and currencies to achieve broad exposure to global economic growth. The investments are to produce a high long-term return. NBIM aims to achieve this this with an acceptable level of risk, as a responsible investor and through an efficient organization.

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CSAM Schweiz is an active manager which invests in equities and fixed-income across sectors and market-caps.

Recent Transactions
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Nestlé SA purchases Allergan Plc /Zenpep Business from Allergan Plc

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Casa Tarradellas SA purchases Nestlé SA /Herta Charcuterie & Dough bus from Nestlé SA

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PAI Partners SAS, Froneri Ltd. purchase Nestlé SA /US Ice Cream Business from Nestlé SA

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onDreyer 's Grand Ice Cream, Inc. purchases Nestlé SA /US Ice Cream Business from Nestlé SA

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Advised onNestlé SA purchases Pfizer Nutrition from Pfizer, Inc.

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Advised onNovartis AG purchases Alcon, Inc. from Nestlé SA

Co-Chair, India Practice

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Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Bausch Health Cos., Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and market of a range of branded, generic and branded generic pharmaceuticals, medical devices and over-the-counter products. It operates through the following segments: The Bausch + Lomb/International, Salix, Ortho Dermatologics and Diversified Products. The Bausch + Lomb/International segment consists of the sale of pharmaceutical products, over-the-counter products, and medical devices products. The Branded Rx segment comprises of pharmaceutical products related to the Salix product portfolio; dermatological product portfolio; branded pharmaceutical products, branded generic pharmaceutical products; over-the-counter products; medical device products; Bausch + Lomb products sold in Canada; and the oncology, dentistry, and health products for women. The Salix Segment consists of sales in the U.S. of GI Products, The Ortho Dermatologics segment consists of sales in the U.S. of Ortho Dermatologics (dermatological) products and global sales of Solta medical aesthetic devices. The Diversified Products segment consists of sales in the U.S. of pharmaceutical products in the areas of neurology and certain other therapeutic classes, in the U.S. of generic products, in the U.S. of dentistry products. The company was founded on March 29, 1994 and is headquartered in Laval, Canada.

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following business segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$310B
Total Enterprise Value
$335B
Earnings Per Share
$4.3
Revenue
$92.6B
Net Profit
$12.6B
Enterprise Value Sales
3.62x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
16.77x
TEVNet Income
26.58x
Debt TEV
0.11x
EBITDAMargin
21.58%
Total Equity
$52.9B
EBITDA
$20B
Total Debt
$37.2B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
1.14%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
0.21%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$25K - $50K
2017
Political Donations
$200
1998
$500
1998
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MBMA SAS distributes food products. Its brands include Materne, Pom'Potes, GoGosqueeZ, Ma Pause Fruit, Confipote, Mont Blanc, Récré O'lé and Gloria. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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Freshly, Inc. provides gourmet meal delivery service. It offers gourmet and ready made meals. The company was founded by Carter Comstock and Michael Wystrach in 2012 and is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ.

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Co-Founder at ONE Campaign

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Treasurer/Executive Director at Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

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Owens-Illinois, Inc. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | Perrysburg, OH

Owens-Illinois, Inc. engages in the manufacture and supply of glass containers for beverages. It provides glass packaging for food items such as soft drinks, teas, juices, and pharmaceuticals. The company was founded by Michael J. Owens in 1903 and is headquartered in Perrysburg, OH.

Silgan Holdings, Inc. Private Equity & Venture Capital | Stamford, Connecticut

Silgan Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of rigid packaging for consumer goods products. It operates through the following segments: Metal Containers, Closures and Plastic Containers. The Metal Containers segment includes steel and aluminium containers for human and pet food, and general line products. The Closures segment comprises of metal, composite, and plastic closures for food and beverage products. The Plastic Containers segment covers custom designed plastic containers and closures for personal care, food, health care, pharmaceutical, household and industrial chemical, pet care, agricultural, automotive, and marine chemical products. The company was founded by R. Philip Silver and D. Greg Horrigan in 1987 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

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