Albemarle Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

ChemicalsCompany

Albemarle has acquired 9 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 8 assets.

Albemarle’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Rockwood Holdings for $6.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Chemetall to BASF SE for $3.2B. Albemarle has acquired in 3 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (89%) and metals/mining (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 4

Albemarle

Albemarle Corp.

4250 Congress Street Suite 900,
Charlotte, North Carolina 70801
United States,
(980) 299-5700
www.albemarle.com

Albemarle is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals that meet customer needs across a diverse range of end markets. Markets Albemarle serves include petroleum refining, consumer electronics, plastics/packaging, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, food safety and custom chemistry services. Albemarle was established in 1994 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 8 - - 1 - - 9
vol $6.9B $6.9B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 1 - - - 1 8
vol $3.2B $416M $570M $4.2B
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Albemarle Corp. - Fine Chemistry Services Business 2021-02-25 570M USD Divestiture
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mineral Resources Ltd. - Wodgina hard rock lithium mine 2019-07-31 - Divestiture
Applecross, Australia
Albemarle Corp. - Polyolefin Catalysts Business 2017-12-14 416M USD Divestiture
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jiangli New Materials - Lithium Hydroxide & Carbonate Assets 2016-08-23 - Divestiture
, China
Chemetall GmbH 2016-06-17 3.2B USD Divestiture
Frankfurt, Germany · www.chemetall.com
Albemarle Corp - Tribotecc Metal Sulfides Business 2016-01-04 - Divestiture
, United States
Martinswerk GmbH 2015-12-16 - Divestiture
Bergheim, Germany · www.martinswerk.de
MAGNIFIN Magnesiaprodukte GmbH & Co KG 2015-12-16 - Divestiture
Hochlantsch, Austria · www.magnifin.com
Chemal GmbH & Co. KG 2015-05-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Hamm, Germany · www.chemal.com
Chemetall GmbH 2014-07-15 - Divestiture
Frankfurt, Germany · www.chemetall.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 8 (89%) 6.9B (100%) 7 (88%) 4.2B (100%)
Metals/Mining 1 (11%) - - -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (13%) -
Total 9 $6.9B 8 $4.2B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 6.2B 4 986M
  Ohio 1 22M - -
  New Jersey 1 6.2B - -
  California 1 - - -
  South Carolina - - 1 -
  North Carolina - - 1 570M
  Louisiana - - 1 416M
Germany 2 - 2 3.2B
United Kingdom 1 - 1 -
Australia 1 - - -
Austria - - 1 -
China 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 704M - -
Domestic 3 (33%) 6.2B (90%) 4 (50%) 986M (24%)
Cross-border 6 (67%) 704M (10%) 4 (50%) 3.2B (76%)
Total 9 $6.9B 8 $4.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
6
Legal Deals
Shearman & Sterling LLP
2
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
2
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $6.2B
$100M to $1B 1 $704M
< $100M 1 $22M
TOTAL $6.9B
Largest Rockwood Holdings, Inc.
$6.2B (2014-07-15)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $3.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $986M
TOTAL $4.2B
Largest Chemetall GmbH
$3.2B (2016-06-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
44%
4 (44%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
8 (100%)

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