Ace Hardware Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Retail Company

Ace Hardware has acquired 5 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Ace Hardware’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Westlake Hardware for $88M. Ace Hardware has acquired in 5 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (40%) and consumer services (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Ace Hardware Corp.

2200 Kensington Court,
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
United States,
(630) 990-6600
www.acehardware.com

Ace Hardware Corp. is an online and offline retailer focused on home improvement products. Ace and its subsidiaries currently operates 14 distribution centers in the US. Ace Hardware was formed in 1924 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 3 1 - 1 - - 5
vol $88M $88M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Handyman Matters 2019-09-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.handymanmatters.com
The Grommet, Inc. 2017-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Somerville, Massachusetts · www.thegrommet.com
Jensen Distribution Services, Inc. 2015-01-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Spokane, Washington · www.jensenonline.com
The Emery-Waterhouse Co. 2014-02-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Portland, Maine · www.emeryonline.com
Ace Hardware - Paint Manufacturing Assets 2013-01-02 - Divestiture
, United States
Westlake Hardware, Inc. 2012-12-18 88M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lenexa, Kansas · www.westlakehardware.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Distribution 2 (40%) - - -
Consumer Services 1 (20%) - - -
E-Commerce 1 (20%) - - -
Retail 1 (20%) 88M (100%) - -
Chemicals - - 1 (100%) -
Total 5 $88M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 88M 1 -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Maine 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 88M - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
Total 5 $88M 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $88M
TOTAL $88M
Largest Westlake Hardware, Inc.
$88M (2012-12-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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