Brambles Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Transportation Company

Brambles has acquired 9 companies. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Brambles’ largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired IFCO Systems N.V. for $1.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold LeanLogistics to Kewill for $115M. Brambles has acquired in 2 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include transportation (25%) and aerospace (13%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Brambles Ltd.

Angel Place Level 10 123 Pitt Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia,
+61 2 9256 5222
www.brambles.com

Brambles Limited is a supply-chain logistics company operating primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. Brambles enhances performance for customers by helping them transport goods through their supply chains more efficiently, sustainably and safely. The Group's primary activity is the provision of reusable unit-load equipment such as pallets, crates and containers for shared use by multiple participants throughout the supply chain, under a model known as "pooling". Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries, counting many of the world's best-known brands among its customers. The Group also operates specialist container logistics business serving the automotive sector. Brambles was founded in 1875 and is based in Sydney, Australia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $1.9B $1.9B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 1 2 - 1 1 - 5
vol $52M $115M $167M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Brambles Ltd. - IFCO RPC Business 2019-02-25 - Divestiture
Sydney, Australia
48forty Solutions 2018-02-14 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia · www.48forty.com
Chep Aerospace Solutions (Schweiz) AG 2016-11-01 - Divestiture
Kloten, Switzerland · www.chep.com
LeanLogistics, Inc. 2016-05-02 115M USD Divestiture
Holland, Michigan · www.leanlogistics.com
Ferguson Group Ltd. 2014-09-09 493M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Kintore, United Kingdom · www.ferguson-group.com
Transpac International GmbH 2014-06-02 47M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Hanover, Germany · www.transpac.de
Pallecon 2012-12-17 152M EUR Add-on Acquisition
, New Zealand
Container and Pooling Solutions, Inc. 2011-02-07 16M USD Add-on Acquisition
Livonia, Michigan · www.usecaps.com
IFCO Systems N.V. 2010-11-15 1.1B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.ifcosystems.com
Chep Aerospace Solutions (Schweiz) AG 2010-09-22 35M USD Add-on Acquisition
Kloten, Switzerland · www.chep.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Transportation 2 (25%) 199M (10%) - -
Aerospace 1 (13%) 35M (2%) 1 (20%) -
Business Services 1 (13%) 16M (1%) 1 (20%) 52M (31%)
Environmental 1 (13%) - 1 (20%) -
Software 1 (13%) 45M (2%) 1 (20%) 115M (69%)
Distribution 1 (13%) 1.1B (59%) - -
Machinery 1 (13%) 493M (26%) - -
Packaging - - 1 (20%) -
Total 8 $1.9B 5 $167M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 61M 2 115M
  Michigan 2 61M 1 115M
  Indiana 1 - - -
  Georgia - - 1 -
Germany 1 47M 1 52M
Switzerland 1 35M 1 -
Australia - - 1 -
Netherlands 1 1.1B - -
New Zealand 1 152M - -
United Kingdom 1 493M - -
Domestic - - 1 (20%) -
Cross-border 8 (100%) 1.9B (100%) 4 (80%) 167M (100%)
Total 8 $1.9B 5 $167M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 2 $645M
< $100M 4 $144M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest IFCO Systems N.V.
$1.1B (2010-11-15)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $115M
< $100M 1 $52M
TOTAL $167M
Largest LeanLogistics, Inc.
$115M (2016-05-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
67%
4 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
2 33%

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