Alcan, Inc.

1188 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec H3A 3G2
(514) 848-8000

Alcan, Inc. is a Canadian mining company and aluminium manufacturer. The Company also offers engineered products and packaging industries primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $4.5B $4.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $1.3B $1.3B

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Largest Pechiney International S.A.
$4.5B (2003-09-12)
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Largest Alcan Packaging / Food Americas
$1.2B (2009-07-05)

Alcan was acquired by Rio Tinto on July 12, 2007.

Alcan has acquired 2 companies of its own. It has also divested 2 assets.

Alcan’s largest acquisition to date was in 2003, when it acquired Pechiney International S.A. for $4.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2009, when it sold Alcan Packaging / Food Americas to Bemis for $1.2B. Alcan has acquired in 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include metals/mining (50%) and packaging (50%).

When analyzing the metals/mining sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 137 metals/mining companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 4 have acquired at least 5 companies. The most prolific strategic metals/mining acquirer over the past 3 years is Nucor, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the metals/mining sector over the past 3 years is Speyside Equity LLC with 3 platform acquisitions.

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