Albemarle - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Albemarle M&A Summary

Albemarle has acquired 9 companies, including 1 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%).

Albemarle Business Overview

Where is Albemarle headquartered?

Albemarle is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

What is Albemarle’s revenue?

Albemarle disclosed revenue of 9,617M USD for 2023 and 7,320M USD for 2022.

How many employees does Albemarle have?

Albemarle has 7,400 employees.

What sector is Albemarle in?

Albemarle is a chemicals company.

When was Albemarle founded?

Albemarle was founded in 1887.

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 9
  • M&A Advisors 4

Albemarle

Albemarle Corp.

4250 Congress Street, Suite 900,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28209
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 incorporated in 1887 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $6.9B $6.9B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 - 1 - - - 8
vol $3.6B $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
BofA Securities
6
Legal Deals
Shearman & Sterling
2
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders
2
Kelley Drye
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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