Bunzl Acquisitions, 111 Deals Between 2002 and 2018
distribution Company

Bunzl has acquired 111 companies, including 54 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Bunzl’s largest acquisition to date was in 2004, when it acquired Skiffy Group for $32M. Bunzl has acquired in 10 different US states, and 27 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (55%) and packaging (13%).

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Bunzl plc

York House, 45 Seymour Street,
London, W1H 7JT
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7725 5000
www.bunzl.com

Bunzl plc is a distribution and outsourcing group with operations across the Americas, Europe and Australasia. It support businesses all over the world with a variety of products that are essential for our customers in the successful operation of their businesses. Bunzl plc was formed in 1854 and is based in London.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (10.8/yr) # 57 15 11 11 12 5 111
vol $32M $32M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  111

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Distribution M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the distribution sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 251 distribution companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 33 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 16 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic distribution acquirer over the past 3 years is Bunzl, with 15 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the distribution sector over the past 3 years is Lloyds TSB Development Capital Ltd. with 4 platform acquisitions.


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