Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)

One ADP Boulevard,
Roseland, New Jersey 07068
United States,
(973) 974-5000
www.adp.com

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) is a provider of business outsourcing solutions. ADP offers a wide range of human resource (HR), payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP is also a provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment retailers and manufacturers throughout the world. ADP was formed in 1949 and is based in Roseland, New Jersey.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 18 1 - - - 1 20
vol $400M $400M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 4 - - 2 1 - 7
vol $1.1B $1.1B
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Largest Cobalt Group, Inc.
$400M (2010-07-12)
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Largest Audatex North America, Inc.
$975M (2006-04-13)

According to our data here at Mergr, Automatic Data Processing has acquired 24 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 13 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Automatic Data Processing’s largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired Cobalt Group for $400M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2006, when it sold Audatex North America to GTCR Golder Rauner for $975M. Automatic Data Processing has acquired in 11 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (40%) and information technology (30%).

When analyzing the business services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 720 business services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 59 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 19 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic business services acquirer over the past 3 years is United Site Services, with 18 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the business services sector over the past 3 years is Chicago Pacific Founders with 6 platform acquisitions.

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