Atlas Copco AB Mergers and Acquisitions Summary
machinery Company

Atlas Copco AB has acquired 115 companies, including 35 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Atlas Copco AB’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Edwards Group for $1.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2006, when it sold RSC Equipment Rental to Ripplewood Holdings for $3.8B. Atlas Copco AB has acquired in 12 different US states, and 26 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include machinery (59%) and distribution (19%).

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Atlas Copco AB

Sickla Industrivag 19,
Stockholm, 105 23
46 87 43 80 00

Atlas Copco is a diversified industrial group. The Company is a manufacturer of compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools, and assembly systems. Atlas Copco was founded in 1873 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (7.0/yr) # 78 4 10 7 5 9 113
vol $2.8B $675M $3.5B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 1 - 1 - - 7
vol $3.8B $3.8B

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Largest Edwards Group Ltd.
$1.6B (2013-08-19)
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Largest RSC Equipment Rental, Inc.
$3.8B (2006-10-06)

Machinery M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the machinery sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 213 machinery companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 15 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic machinery acquirer over the past 3 years is Atlas Copco AB, with 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the machinery sector over the past 3 years is Xenon Private Equity with 4 platform acquisitions.

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