Ball Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Packaging Company

Ball has acquired 13 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Ball’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Rexam for $7.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Ball - Metal Beverage Packaging Facilities to ORG Packaging for $225M. Ball has acquired in 6 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include packaging (54%) and beverages (16%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 6

Ball Corp.

10 Longs Peak Drive,
Broomfield, Colorado 80021
United States,
(303) 469-3131
www.ball.com

Ball Corporation is a supplier of metal packaging to the beverage, food, personal care and household products industries. Ball's packaging products are produced for a variety of end uses and are manufactured in facilities around the world. The Company also provides aerospace and other technologies and services to governmental and commercial customers within our aerospace and technologies segment. Ball was formed in 1880 and is based in Broomfield, Colorado.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 11 1 - - - 1 13
vol $2.7B $7.1B $9.7B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 1 - 1 2 1 - 5
vol $225M $225M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tubex Industria E Comercio de Embalagens Ltda 2020-03-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Ball Corp. - Tinplate Steel Aerosol Packaging 2019-08-21 - Divestiture
, Argentina
Ball Corp. - Metal Beverage Packaging Facilities 2018-12-13 225M USD Divestiture
, China
Ball Metalpack 2018-06-21 - Divestiture
Broomfield, Colorado
Ball Corp. - Paint and General Line Plant 2017-03-27 - Divestiture
Hubbard, Ohio
Rexam Plc 2016-06-30 7.1B GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.rexam.com
Envases Del Plata S.A. 2012-10-02 - Add-on Acquisition
El Palomar Buenos Aires, Argentina · www.envasesdelplata.com
Aerocan S.A.S. 2011-01-18 293M USD Add-on Acquisition
Châtillon-en-Michaille, France · www.aerocan.eu
AB InBev UK Ltd. 2010-09-30 577M USD Add-on Acquisition
Luton, United Kingdom · www.inbev.co.uk
Neuman Aluminum 2010-07-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Waynesboro, Virginia
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Envases Del Plata S.A. 2012-10-02 Ball Corp. - Tinplate Steel Aerosol Packaging 2019-08-21 1
El Palomar Buenos Aires, Argentina · www.envasesdelplata.com , Argentina
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.    - Wavefront Technologies Inc. 2016-01-29 1
Boulder, Colorado · www.ballaerospace.com Annapolis Junction, Maryland · www.wvfront.com
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.    - Ball Solutions Group Pty Ltd. 2008-01-02 1
Boulder, Colorado · www.ballaerospace.com Braddon, Australia

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Packaging 7 (54%) 7.4B (76%) 4 (80%) -
Manufacturing 2 (15%) 1.6B (16%) 1 (20%) 225M (100%)
Beverages 2 (15%) 667M (7%) - -
Metals/Mining 1 (8%) - - -
Plastics 1 (8%) 70M (1%) - -
Total 13 $9.7B 5 $225M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 1.7B 3 -
  Illinois 2 1.6B - -
  Ohio 1 - 1 -
  Connecticut 1 65M 1 -
  Colorado 1 - 1 -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 70M - -
Argentina 1 - 1 -
China 1 90M 1 225M
United Kingdom 2 7.6B - -
Brazil 1 - - -
France 1 293M - -
Domestic 7 (54%) 1.7B (17%) 3 (60%) -
Cross-border 6 (46%) 8.0B (83%) 2 (40%) 225M (100%)
Total 13 $9.7B 5 $225M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
3
Greenhill & Co., Inc.
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
3
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $8.1B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.4B
< $100M 3 $225M
TOTAL $9.7B
Largest Rexam Plc
$7.1B (2016-06-30)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $225M
TOTAL $225M
Largest Ball Corp. - Metal Beverage Packaging Facilities
$225M (2018-12-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
20%
1 20%
Strategic(s)
80%
4 80%

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