BASF SE Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Chemicals Company

BASF SE has acquired 25 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 11 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 23 assets.

BASF SE’s largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired Engelhard for $4.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2000, when it sold Knoll Pharmaceutical to Abbott Laboratories for $6.9B. BASF SE has acquired in 8 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (64%) and life science (11%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity23
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 37
  • M&A Advisors 4

BASF SE

Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38,
Ludwigshafen, 67056
Germany,
+49 0621 60 0
www.basf.com

BASF is a global producer of chemicals. BASF looks to combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. BASF was formed in 1865 and is based in Ludwigshafen, Germany.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 15 4 - - - - 19
vol $18.3B $18.3B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 17 1 1 3 1 - 23
vol $7.5B $3.6B $11.0B
  42

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BASF SE - Associated Specialty Chemicals Businesses 2020-12-17 - Divestiture
Ludwigshafen, Germany
BASF - Construction Chemicals Business 2019-12-21 3.6B EUR Divestiture
Ludwigshafen, Germany
BASF SE - Ultrafiltration Membrane Business 2019-09-23 - Divestiture
Ludwigshafen, Germany
BASF SE - Clearfield Canola Production System 2019-02-20 - Divestiture
Ludwigshafen, Germany
BASF Corp - EXTREME 2018-07-11 - Divestiture
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Innofil3D BV 2017-08-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Emmen, Netherlands · www.innofil3d.com
ZedX, Inc. 2017-04-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania · www.zedxinc.com
GRUPO THERMOTEK 2017-04-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Maria, Mexico · www.grupothermotek.com
BASF Leather Chemicals 2017-03-22 - Divestiture
, Singapore
Rolic AG 2017-02-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Allschwil, Switzerland · www.rolic.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Chemetall GmbH 2016-06-17 Polymer Ventures, Inc. - automotive paint detackification business 2019-01-22 1
Frankfurt, Germany · www.chemetall.com , South Carolina
Verenium Corporation    - Verenium - Food Enzymes Business and Key Technology 2012-03-26 1
San Diego, California · www.verenium.com , United States
Novolyte Technologies, Inc.    - Ferro Corp - Fine Chemicals Business 2008-10-03 1
Independence, Ohio · www.novolyte.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 12 (63%) 17.2B (94%) 16 (70%) 4.1B (37%)
Life Science 2 (11%) 962M (5%) 1 (4%) 6.9B (63%)
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Business Services - - 2 (9%) 6M (< 1%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) 58M (< 1%) - -
Electronics 1 (5%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - - -
Plastics 1 (5%) - - -
Agriculture - - 1 (4%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration - - 1 (4%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (4%) -
Total 19 $18.3B 23 $11.0B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Germany 2 6.7B 15 4.1B
United States 8 6.4B 5 6.9B
  New Jersey 1 4.9B 1 6.9B
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 58M - -
  Louisiana 1 155M - -
  Iowa 1 1.2B - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  California 1 62M - -
  Texas - - 1 -
Switzerland 2 4.3B 1 -
France 1 - 1 -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
China 1 - - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Norway 1 900M - -
Singapore - - 1 -
Domestic 2 (11%) 6.7B (37%) 15 (65%) 4.1B (37%)
Cross-border 17 (89%) 11.6B (63%) 8 (35%) 6.9B (63%)
Total 19 $18.3B 23 $11.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Duff & Phelps Corp.
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Lehman Brothers, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Shearman & Sterling LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $17.1B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
< $100M 2 $120M
TOTAL $18.3B
Largest Engelhard Corp.
$4.9B (2006-06-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $10.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $535M
< $100M 2 $16M
TOTAL $11.0B
Largest Knoll Pharmaceutical Co.
$6.9B (2000-12-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
26%
5 (26%)
Strategic(s)
21%
4 (21%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
13%
3 (13%)
Strategic(s)
83%
19 (83%)

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