ABB Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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ABB has acquired 39 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 11 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 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 2021, when it sold ABB - DODGE Mechanical Power Transmission Business to RBC Bearings for $2.9B. ABB has acquired in 8 different US states, and 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include electrical equipment (38%) and technology hardware (18%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity40
    • M&A Buy Activity35
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20
  • 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 (1.4/yr) # 28 4 - 1 1 1 35
vol $10.2B $10.2B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - - 1 - 1 6
vol $1.7B $2.9B $4.6B
  41

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ABB - DODGE Mechanical Power Transmission Business 2021-07-26 2.9B USD Divestiture
Greenville, South Carolina
ASTI Mobile Robotics S.A.U. 2021-07-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Burgos, Spain · www.astimobilerobotics.com
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
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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 (38%) 9.1B (89%) 2 (33%) 342M (7%)
Technology Hardware 6 (18%) - - -
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 (17%) 950M (21%)
Electronics - - 1 (17%) -
Insurance - - 1 (17%) 425M (9%)
Manufacturing - - 1 (17%) 2.9B (63%)
Total 34 $10.2B 6 $4.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 12 10.1B 2 3.0B
  California 5 1.0B 1 117M
  Tennessee 1 3.9B - -
  Louisiana 1 - - -
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 1.0B - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Arkansas 1 4.2B - -
  South Carolina - - 1 2.9B
Netherlands 3 - 1 950M
Spain 3 - - -
Sweden 3 89M - -
Switzerland 1 - 2 225M
Australia 2 - - -
Austria 2 - - -
France 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 (33%) 225M (5%)
Cross-border 34 (97%) 10.2B (100%) 4 (67%) 4.4B (95%)
Total 35 $10.2B 6 $4.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
1
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
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
> $1B 1 $2.9B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.7B
TOTAL $4.6B
Largest ABB - DODGE Mechanical Power Transmission Business
$2.9B (2021-07-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
7 (20%)
Strategic(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
6 (100%)

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