Brambles Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

TransportationCompany

Brambles has acquired 10 companies. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 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 BluJay Solutions for $115M. Brambles has acquired in 2 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include transportation (23%) and aerospace (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Brambles

Brambles Ltd.

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

Brambles 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $1.9B $1.9B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 3 - 1 1 1 - 6
vol $167M $52M $219M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kegstar Pty Ltd. 2020-12-10 52M USD Divestiture
Paddington, Australia · www.kegstar.com
Brambles Ltd. - IFCO RPC Business 2019-02-25 - Divestiture
Sydney, Australia
48forty Solutions LLC 2018-02-14 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia · www.48forty.com
Unilode Aviation Solutions 2016-11-01 - Divestiture
Kloten, Switzerland · www.unilode.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
Kegstar Pty Ltd. 2014-03-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Paddington, Australia · www.kegstar.com
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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Transportation 2 (22%) 199M (10%) - -
Aerospace 1 (11%) 35M (2%) 1 (17%) -
Business Services 1 (11%) 16M (1%) 1 (17%) 52M (24%)
Consumer Products 1 (11%) - 1 (17%) 52M (24%)
Software 1 (11%) 45M (2%) 1 (17%) 115M (53%)
Packaging - - 2 (33%) -
Distribution 1 (11%) 1.1B (59%) - -
Environmental 1 (11%) - - -
Machinery 1 (11%) 493M (26%) - -
Total 9 $1.9B 6 $219M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 61M 2 115M
  Michigan 2 61M 1 115M
  Indiana 1 - - -
  Georgia - - 1 -
Australia 1 - 2 52M
Germany 1 47M 1 52M
Switzerland 1 35M 1 -
Netherlands 1 1.1B - -
New Zealand 1 152M - -
United Kingdom 1 493M - -
Domestic 1 (11%) - 2 (33%) 52M (24%)
Cross-border 8 (89%) 1.9B (100%) 4 (67%) 167M (76%)
Total 9 $1.9B 6 $219M

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 2 $104M
TOTAL $219M
Largest LeanLogistics, Inc.
$115M (2016-05-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
2 (22%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
3 (50%)
Strategic(s)
33%
2 (33%)

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