7-Eleven, Inc. Transforms its U.S. Store Network Through Acquisition of Speedway
"This acquisition is the largest in our company's history and will allow us to continue to grow and diversify our presence in the
Strategic and Financial Rationale
Accelerates 7-Eleven's growth trajectory and diversifies presence in the
U.S.Speedway and 7-Eleven have complementary geographic footprints with little overlap. 7-Eleven currently has over 9,800 stores in the United Statesand Canadaand with Speedway's high-quality portfolio of approximately 3,900 stores, this acquisition will bring 7-Eleven's total number of stores to approximately 14,000 in the U.S.and Canada. Following the transaction, 7-Eleven will have a presence in 47 of the top 50 most populated metro areas in the U.S., positioning the company as a clear industry leader in a fragmented industry with favorable macroeconomic trends.
Strengthens financial profile to position company for continued success.
Speedway, with annual pre-synergy run-rate EBITDA of approximately
$1.5 billionprior to the acquisition, is an exceptional business with significant opportunities for future growth. 7-Eleven expects to achieve $475 millionto $575 millionof run-rate synergies through the third year following closing, while maintaining financial flexibility and a strong balance sheet. Upon closing, 7–Eleven will be even better positioned to continue to pursue profitable growth opportunities.
- Combined store network significantly enhances economies of scale. Upon closing, 7-Eleven and Speedway will share best practices to deliver products and promotions based upon customer demand and continue both companies' legacy of innovation. In addition, the combined company will be well-positioned to maximize efficiencies and optimize relationships with vendors and business partners.
- Commitment to ensuring a successful integration. 7-Eleven plans to form an integration steering committee with representatives from the leadership of both 7–Eleven and Speedway. Brand 7-Eleven looks forward to welcoming the approximately 40,000 members of the Speedway team into the 7-Eleven family and integrating best practices of both companies.
- Commitment to environmental stewardship. 7-Eleven reaffirms and expands the company's existing commitment to important environmental priorities as a part of its broader Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts. Together, the combined company will set mutual and shared 2027 targets to reduce CO2 emissions, to utilize more ecofriendly packaging and sustainable food supplies, and to drive reduction in plastic usage. All of these measures will work together to enhance long-term corporate value.
Compelling financial impact.
On a pro forma basis, the transaction reflects an attractive EBITDA multiple of 7.1x after taking into account expected impacts from the transaction, including
$475 millionto $575 millionof run-rate synergies, $3 billionof tax benefits and $5 billionof net sale leaseback proceeds. The transaction is expected to produce compound annual growth in 7–Eleven's operating income and EBITDA of over 15% through the first three years following the close of the acquisition. 7-Eleven expects to reduce its debt-to-EBITDA ratio to less than 3.0x within two years following the close of the acquisition.
Closing and Advisors
The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021.
7–Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in
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