Jacksons Food Stores, Inc.

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Jacksons Food Stores, Inc.


Meridian, ID



Jacksons Food Stores, Inc.

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M&A Advisory

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Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. (“Jacksons” or the “Company”) owns, operates, and supplies more than 1,340 stores across nine western states. The Company is vertically integrated, with fuel supplied by Jacksons Energy, full-line grocery and supplies distributed through Capitol Distributing and fresh food products supplied through Capitol Kitchen.

Pursuant to 7-Eleven’s acquisition of Speedway from Marathon Petroleum Corp., the Federal Trade Commission (FTC”) required 7-Eleven to divest 293 locations.

Jacksons approached Matrix during the fourth quarter of 2020 regarding the potential acquisition of Speedway divestiture assets.

The Company was interested in the Western package of the Speedway divestiture, which included 62 Speedway and 7-Eleven branded convenience stores in California, Arizona and Nevada (“the Portfolio”).

Matrix was engaged to advise Jacksons on the valuation of the Portfolio, assist in the development of operating and financial assumptions, structure and negotiate the terms of the Company’s offer and review and advise on financing alternatives.

Matrix developed a comprehensive financial model to evaluate the acquisition and to analyze the projected post-acquisition performance of the Portfolio. The financial model’s many variables allowed the Company to easily perform sensitivity analyses on unique scenarios for the Portfolio and to estimate returns on equity using different operating and financial assumptions.

Matrix assisted Jacksons in preparing its formal offers for the Portfolio and in preparing materials regarding the acquisition for the Federal Trade Commission.

Matrix also advised on the terms of financing utilized to consummate the transaction.

Jacksons closed on the purchase of the final store in the 62-store Portfolio on October 4, 2021.

The successful acquisition is part of a continued focus for Jacksons on growth and expansion into additional markets across the Western U.S. and resulted in the Company gaining 58 stores in attractive California markets, where it had little or no presence prior to the transaction.

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