ABB Ltd.

Affolternstrasse 44,
Zurich, 8050
Switzerland,
+41 43 317 71 11
www.abb.com

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 Ltd. was formed in 1883 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 19 5 1 2 1 4 32
vol $9.2B $1.0B $10.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - 1 - - - 4
vol $1.6B $117M $1.7B
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Largest Baldor Electric Co.
$4.2B (2010-11-30)
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Largest Lummus Global
$950M (2007-08-27)

According to our data here at Mergr, ABB has acquired 36 companies, including 14 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 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 14 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include electrical equipment (41%) and software (13%).

When analyzing the engineering sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 107 engineering companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 13 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic engineering acquirer over the past 3 years is Stantec, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the engineering sector over the past 3 years is Triton Partners with 2 platform acquisitions.

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