ABM - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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ABM M&A Summary

ABM has acquired 23 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 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 12 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (65%) and engineering (25%).

ABM Business Overview

Where is ABM headquartered?

ABM is headquartered in New York, New York.

What is ABM’s revenue?

ABM disclosed revenue of 8,096M USD for 2023 and 7,807M USD for 2022.

How many employees does ABM have?

ABM has 100,000 employees.

What sector is ABM in?

ABM is a business services company.

When was ABM founded?

ABM was founded in 1909.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 5

ABM

ABM Industries, Inc.

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 incorporated in 1909 and is headquartered in New York City.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 18 - 1 - - 1 20
vol $2.1B $830M $119M $3.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $164M $164M
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Quality Uptime Services 2024-06-24 119M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bethel, Connecticut · www.qualityuptime.com
Able Service, Inc. 2021-08-25 830M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.ableserve.com
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 13 (65%) 2.9B (95%) 2 (50%) 32M (20%)
Engineering 5 (25%) - 1 (25%) 500K (< 1%)
Safety/Security 1 (5%) 1M (< 1%) 1 (25%) 131M (80%)
Transportation 1 (5%) 158M (5%) - -
Total 20 $3.0B 4 $164M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 18 3.0B 4 164M
  California 4 1.1B 2 32M
  Georgia 2 523M - -
  Delaware 2 4M - -
  Connecticut 1 119M - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 1.3B - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 1M - -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
Domestic 18 (90%) 3.0B (100%) 4 (100%) 164M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (10%) - - -
Total 20 $3.0B 4 $164M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs
1
J.P. Morgan Securities
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
8
Davis Polk & Wardwell
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.8B
< $100M 3 $5M
TOTAL $3.0B
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)
25%
5 (25%)
Strategic(s)
15%
3 (15%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 (100%)

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