ABB Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Engineering Company

ABB has acquired 38 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

ABB’s largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired Baldor Electric for $4.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Lummus Global to Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. for $950M. ABB has acquired in 8 different US states, and 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include electrical equipment (39%) and technology hardware (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 3

ABB Ltd.

Affolternstrasse 44,
Zurich, 8050
Switzerland,
+41 43 317 71 11
www.global.abb/group/

ABB Ltd. is an engineering company that helps customers use electrical power effectively and increase industrial productivity in a sustainable way. ABB creates and supports a range of products, systems and services that increase energy efficiency, reliability and productivity for a variety of industrial, utility, and transport and infrastructure customers. ABB was founded in 1883 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 28 4 - 1 1 - 34
vol $10.2B $10.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - - 1 - - 5
vol $1.7B $1.7B
  39

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Codian Robotics B.V. 2020-10-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Ede, Netherlands · www.codian-robotics.com
Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. 2019-10-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Shanghai, China
ABB Ltd. - Solar Inverter Business 2019-07-09 - Divestiture
, Switzerland
GE Industrial Solutions 2017-09-25 - Divestiture
Fairfield, Connecticut · www.geindustrial.com
Keymile International - Communication Networks Business 2017-07-03 - Divestiture
Brunn am Gebirge, Austria
Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH (B&R) 2017-04-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Eggelsberg, Austria · www.br-automation.com
NUB3D S.L. 2017-02-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Barcelona, Spain · www.nub3d.com
SVIA Industrial Automation 2016-05-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Jönköping, Sweden · www.svia.com
CGM AB 2015-08-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Borås, Sweden · www.cgm.se
Gomtec GmbH 2015-04-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Seefeld, Germany · www.gomtec.de
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ventyx, Inc. 2010-05-03 Ventyx - Banner CIS 2014-05-16 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.ventyx.com Atlanta, Georgia
Thomas & Betts Corp. 2012-01-30 Thomas & Betts HVAC Business 2014-04-30 1
Memphis, Tennessee · www.tnb.com , United States
Baldor Electric Co. 2010-11-30 Baldor Generators 2013-10-07 1
Fort Smith, Arkansas · www.baldor.com Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Power-One, Inc.    - Melcher Holding AG 1998-08-31 3
Camarillo, California · www.power-one.com , Switzerland

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Electrical Equipment 13 (39%) 9.1B (89%) 2 (40%) 342M (20%)
Technology Hardware 5 (15%) - - -
Software 4 (12%) - - -
Machinery 3 (9%) 89M (1%) - -
Communications 2 (6%) - - -
Business Services 1 (3%) - - -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (3%) - - -
Engineering 1 (3%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (3%) 1.0B (10%) - -
Renewable Energy 1 (3%) - - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - - -
Construction - - 1 (20%) 950M (55%)
Electronics - - 1 (20%) -
Insurance - - 1 (20%) 425M (25%)
Total 33 $10.2B 5 $1.7B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 12 10.1B 1 117M
  California 5 1.0B 1 117M
  Tennessee 1 3.9B - -
  Louisiana 1 - - -
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 1.0B - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Arkansas 1 4.2B - -
Netherlands 3 - 1 950M
Sweden 3 89M - -
Switzerland 1 - 2 225M
Australia 2 - - -
Austria 2 - - -
France 2 - - -
Spain 2 - - -
Argentina 1 - - -
Bermuda - - 1 425M
Brazil 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
China 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (3%) - 2 (40%) 225M (13%)
Cross-border 33 (97%) 10.2B (100%) 3 (60%) 1.5B (87%)
Total 34 $10.2B 5 $1.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1
Jones Day
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $10.1B
< $100M 1 $89M
TOTAL $10.2B
Largest Baldor Electric Co.
$4.2B (2010-11-30)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.7B
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Lummus Global
$950M (2007-08-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
6 (18%)
Strategic(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
5 (100%)

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