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Irving-Based 7-Eleven International to Acquire 7-Eleven Australia

7-Eleven International LLC (7IN) has entered into an agreement to acquire 7-Eleven Australia, the largest independent convenience store chain in Australia. As part of the agreement, 7-Eleven International will acquire 100% of the shares of 7-Eleven Australia for A$1.71 billion in cash.

7-Eleven Australia operates 751 local stores and is a long-standing licensee of 7-Eleven.

"The acquisition of 7-Eleven Australia demonstrates our commitment to growing 7-Eleven's operations globally," said 7-Eleven International Co-CEO's Shin Abe and Ken Wakabayashi. "We are looking forward to continuing to enhance the 7-Eleven brand in Australia, which enjoys a long-standing presence and unrivaled brand recognition with customers."

7-Eleven Australia has been led by the Withers and Barlow families since 1977. The company processes 250 million transactions each year and employs more than 9,000 people across the corporate and franchise network.

"The acquisition by 7-Eleven International is a vote of confidence in our people, our strategy, and the future of 7-Eleven Australia," said CEO and Managing Director of 7-Eleven Australia, Angus McKay. "The business has strong momentum and an exciting outlook for growth. Our customers will continue to come first, and we will remain focused on the transformation of our total merchandise and fuel offer, the evolution of our convenient food proposition, digital and format innovation, as well as the rollout of new stores." 

Strategic and Financial Rationale

  • Furthers Growth Strategy of Holding Company's Global CVS Business.
    7IN acquisition furthers Tokyo-based Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (7&i) commitment to growing globally. 7&i will leverage 7-Eleven Australia's nearly 50-year business practices to further enhance the 7-Eleven brand.
  • The Leading Convenience Chain in Australia.
    7-Eleven Australia is the #1 independent C-store operator with 751 stores across major populated areas and has the leading market share. With this acquisition, 7IN's investment will further accelerate its market-leading position in Australia, which has attractive growth opportunities driven by a young and diverse population.
  • Significant Opportunity with Focus on Food.
    7IN plans to expand 7-Eleven Australia's product assortment and introduce new high-quality food products to address the country's highly diverse food preferences through strong value chain initiatives. 7IN will leverage best practices from the global 7-Eleven network to continue to drive an exciting C-store experience for customers.
  • Accelerating ESG Progress: A Local-Global Collaboration.
    This acquisition advances the 7&i's 'Green Challenge 2050' goals for CO2 reduction and sustainability by synergizing expertise and expediting the adoption of sustainable practices across local and global markets.

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