Caterpillar, Inc.

100 North East Adams Street,
Peoria, Illinois 61629
United States,
(309) 675-1000

Caterpillar is a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar principally operates through three product segments. These include Resource Industries, Construction Industries, and Energy & Transportation. Caterpillar also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. Caterpillar was formed in 1925 and is based in Peoria, Illinois.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 32 - 2 - 1 - 35
vol $10.8B $10.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 1 - - - - 6
vol $1.2B $1.2B

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Largest Bucyrus International, Inc.
$7.6B (2010-11-16)
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Largest Neovia Logistics Services LLC
$750M (2012-08-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Caterpillar has acquired 35 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Caterpillar’s largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired Bucyrus International for $7.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2012, when it sold Neovia Logistics Services to Platinum Equity for $750M. Caterpillar has acquired in 10 different US states, and 13 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include machinery (63%) and electrical equipment (9%).

When analyzing the machinery sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 257 machinery companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 19 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 4 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic machinery acquirer over the past 3 years is Atlas Copco AB, with 12 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the machinery sector over the past 3 years is Deutsche Beteiligungs AG with 4 platform acquisitions.

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