3M Co.

3M Center,
St Paul, Minnesota 55144
United States,
(651) 733-1110

3M Co. is a diversified manufacturing and technology company. The Company produces a variety of adhesives, abrasives, safety products, chemicals, and other goods for consumers and businesses. 3M was formed in Two Harbors, Minnesota in 1902 and is currently headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 71 1 3 1 2 - 78
vol $5.2B $3.5B $2.0B $10.7B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 7 2 1 3 1 1 15
vol $434M $200M $634M

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Largest Capital Safety, Inc.
$2.5B (2015-08-03)
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Largest iNova Pharmaceuticals (Australia) Pty Ltd.
$349M (2006-11-09)

According to our data here at Mergr, 3M has acquired 78 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 15 assets.

3M’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Capital Safety for $2.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2006, when it sold iNova Pharmaceuticals Pty to Ironbridge Capital for $349M. 3M has acquired in 22 different US states, and 17 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include manufacturing (26%) and medical products (17%).

When analyzing the diversified sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 85 diversified companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 9 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic diversified acquirer over the past 3 years is American Mortgage Consultants, with 1 acquisition. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the diversified sector over the past 3 years is WindRose Health Investors with 1 platform acquisition.

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