Albemarle Corp.

451 Florida Street,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
United States,
(225) 388-8011

Albemarle Corp. 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 Corp. was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 4 2 1 1 - - 8
vol $727M $6.2B $6.9B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 1 1 2 2 1 - 7
vol $3.2B $416M $3.6B

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$6.2B (2014-07-15)
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Largest Chemetall GmbH
$3.2B (2016-06-17)

According to our data here at Mergr, Albemarle has acquired 8 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 7 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 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (100%).

When analyzing the chemicals sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 207 chemicals companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 16 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic chemicals acquirer over the past 3 years is RPM International, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the chemicals sector over the past 3 years is Arsenal Capital Partners with 6 platform acquisitions.

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