Actuant Corp.

N86 W12500 Westbrook Crossing,
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051
United States,
(262) 293-1500

Actuant Corp. designs, manufactures and distributes a broad range of industrial products and systems to various end markets. The Company is organized into four segments including Industrial, Energy, Electrical and Engineered Solutions. The Industrial segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded hydraulic and mechanical tools to the maintenance, industrial, infrastructure and production automation markets. The Energy segment provides joint integrity products and services, as well as rope and cable solutions to the global oil & gas, power generation and other energy markets. The Electrical segment is primarily involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of a broad range of electrical products to the retail DIY, wholesale, original equipment manufacturer, solar, utility, marine and other harsh environment markets. The Engineered Solutions segment provides highly engineered position and motion control systems to OEMs in various on and off-highway vehicle markets, as well as, a variety of other products to the industrial and agricultural markets. Actuant was formed in 1910 and is based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 23 1 - 1 1 - 26
vol $1.5B $31M $60M $16M $1.6B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 1 - 1 1 - 5
vol $258M $36M $35M $12M $341M

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Largest Key Components, Inc.
$315M (2004-11-18)
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Largest Power Products LLC
$258M (2013-12-13)

According to our data here at Mergr, Actuant has acquired 27 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Actuant’s largest acquisition to date was in 2004, when it acquired Key Components for $315M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Power Products to Sentinel Capital Partners for $258M. Actuant has acquired in 8 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include machinery (35%) and electrical equipment (24%).

When analyzing the machinery sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 257 machinery companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 19 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 4 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic machinery acquirer over the past 3 years is Atlas Copco AB, with 12 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the machinery sector over the past 3 years is Deutsche Beteiligungs AG with 4 platform acquisitions.

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