BHP Billiton Ltd.

171 Collins Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000
61 3 9609 3333

BHP Billiton Ltd.,is a multinational mining and oil/gas exploration company. BHP was formed in 2001 from the merger of Australian Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP) and the Anglo–Dutch Billiton plc.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $26.7B $26.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 2 - - - - 3
vol $660M $660M

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Largest Petrohawk Energy Corp.
$15.1B (2011-08-26)
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Largest Integris Metals, Inc.
$660M (2005-01-04)

According to our data here at Mergr, BHP Billiton has acquired 6 companies. It has also divested 3 assets.

BHP Billiton’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Petrohawk Energy for $15.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2005, when it sold Integris Metals to Ryerson Holding for $660M. BHP Billiton has acquired in 3 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include oil/gas exploration (50%) and metals/mining (34%).

When analyzing the metals/mining sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 142 metals/mining companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 2 have acquired at least 5 companies. The most prolific strategic metals/mining acquirer over the past 3 years is Nucor, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the metals/mining sector over the past 3 years is Speyside Equity LLC with 3 platform acquisitions.

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