Axalta Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Axalta has acquired 14 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Axalta’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired U-POL for $590M. Axalta has acquired in 5 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (85%) and distribution (16%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 3

Axalta

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.

Two Commerce Square Suite 3600 2001 Market Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
United States,
(855) 547-1461
www.axalta.com

Axalta is a global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of advanced coating systems primarily for the transportation industry. The company comprises four segments: refinish, OEM, industrial liquid and powder. Axalta operates manufacturing sites on six continents, serving customers in 120 countries directly and through 4,000 distributors. Axalta Coating Systems was founded in 1866 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 11 - 1 - 1 - 13
vol $420M $590M $1.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
U-POL Ltd. 2021-07-07 590M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.u-pol.com
Capital Paints LLC 2019-09-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates · www.capitalpaints.com
Plascoat Systems Ltd. 2017-08-14 - Divestiture
Farnham, United Kingdom · www.plascoat.com
Spencer Coatings Group Ltd. 2017-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.spencercoatings.co.uk
The Valspar Corp. - Industrial Wood Coatings business 2017-04-12 420M USD Divestiture
, United States
Century Industrial Coatings 2017-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Jacksonville, Texas · www.centurypaint.com
Ellis Paint Co. 2017-01-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.ellispaint.com
Geeraets Autolak BV 2016-08-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Druten, Netherlands · www.geeraets-autolak.nl
United Paint & Chemical - Automotive Interior Rigid Thermoplastics Coatings Business 2016-07-20 - Divestiture
Southfield, Michigan
High Performance Coating Sdn. Bhd. 2016-06-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Shah Alam, Malaysia · www.hipic.com.my
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 11 (85%) 1.0B (100%) - -
Distribution 2 (15%) - - -
Total 13 $1.0B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 420M - -
  California 2 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
United Kingdom 3 590M - -
Netherlands 2 - - -
Malaysia 1 - - -
United Arab Emirates 1 - - -
Domestic 6 (46%) 420M (42%) - -
Cross-border 7 (54%) 590M (58%) - -
Total 13 $1.0B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Centerview Partners LLC
1
Legal Deals
Morrison & Foerster LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest U-POL Ltd.
$590M (2021-07-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
23%
3 (23%)

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