ABM Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Business Services Company

ABM has acquired 21 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

ABM’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired GCA Services Group for $1.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold ABM Industries - Security Business to Universal Protection Service for $131M. ABM has acquired in 11 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (62%) and engineering (28%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 4

ABM Industries, Inc. (ABM)

One Liberty Plaza 7th Floor,
New York, New York 10006
United States,
(212) 297-0200
www.abm.com

ABM is a provider of end-to-end integrated facility solutions services to commercial, governmental, industrial, institutional, retail, and residential facilities located primarily throughout the United States. The Company’s comprehensive capabilities include expansive facility solutions, energy solutions, commercial cleaning, maintenance and repair, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security services, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM was formed in 1909 and is based in New York City.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 16 2 - - - - 18
vol $828M $1.3B $2.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $164M $164M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
GCA Services Group, Inc. 2017-07-12 1.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Cleveland, Ohio · www.gcaservices.com
Mechanical Solutions, Inc. 2017-01-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.mechsolution.com
Westway Services Ltd. 2015-12-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Middlesex, United Kingdom · www.westwayservices.com
ABM Industries, Inc. - Security Business 2015-10-26 131M USD Divestiture
, United States
GBM Support Services Group Ltd. 2014-10-02 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.gbmssg.co.uk
Airco Commercial Services, Inc. 2014-08-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Sacramento, California · www.airco-commercial.com
Alpha Mechanical - Service Assets 2014-03-06 - Divestiture
, United States
BEST Infrared Services Inc. 2013-09-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Ontario, California · www.best-infrared.com
HHA Services, Inc. 2012-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
St. Clair Shores, Michigan · www.hhaservices.com
Calvert-Jones Co., Inc. 2012-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Alexandria, Virginia · www.calvertjones.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 11 (61%) 1.9B (92%) 2 (50%) 32M (20%)
Engineering 5 (28%) - 1 (25%) 500K (< 1%)
Safety/Security 1 (6%) 1M (< 1%) 1 (25%) 131M (80%)
Transportation 1 (6%) 158M (8%) - -
Total 18 $2.1B 4 $164M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 16 2.1B 4 164M
  California 3 300M 2 32M
  Georgia 2 523M - -
  Delaware 2 4M - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 1.3B - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 1M - -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
Domestic 16 (89%) 2.1B (100%) 4 (100%) 164M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (11%) - - -
Total 18 $2.1B 4 $164M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
7
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 3 $823M
< $100M 3 $5M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest GCA Services Group, Inc.
$1.3B (2017-07-12)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $131M
< $100M 2 $33M
TOTAL $164M
Largest ABM Industries, Inc. - Security Business
$131M (2015-10-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
4 (22%)
Strategic(s)
17%
3 (17%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 (100%)

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