Colgate-Palmolive - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Colgate-Palmolive M&A Summary

Colgate-Palmolive has acquired 8 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Colgate-Palmolive’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Laboratoires Filorga for $1.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2011, when it sold Colgate-Palmolive Laundry Detergent Business in Colombia to Unilever for $215M. Colgate-Palmolive has acquired in 6 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include consumer products (75%) and food (13%).

Colgate-Palmolive Business Overview

Where is Colgate-Palmolive headquartered?

Colgate-Palmolive is headquartered in New York, New York.

What is Colgate-Palmolive’s revenue?

Colgate-Palmolive disclosed revenue of 17,967M USD for 2022 and 17,421M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Colgate-Palmolive have?

Colgate-Palmolive has 33,800 employees.

What sector is Colgate-Palmolive in?

Colgate-Palmolive is a consumer products company.

When was Colgate-Palmolive founded?

Colgate-Palmolive was founded in 1806.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 3

Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive Co.

300 Park Avenue,
New York, New York 10022
United States,
(212) 310-2000
www.colgatepalmolive.com

Colgate-Palmolive is a consumer products company that operates in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The Company's Oral Care segment markets toothpaste and manual toothbrush brands including Colgate Total, Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, Colgate Max Fresh, Colgate Optic White and Colgate Luminous White toothpastes, Colgate 360° and Colgate Slim Soft manual toothbrushes and Colgate Optic White, Colgate Total and Colgate Plax mouthwash. Colgate’s Oral Care business also includes pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals. In the Personal Care market, Colgate produces liquid hand soap, which it sells under the Palmolive, Protex and Softsoap brands. Colgate’s Personal Care products also include Palmolive, Sanex and Softsoap brand shower gels, Palmolive, Irish Spring and Protex bar soaps and Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick and Sanex deodorants and antiperspirants. Colgate also manufactures and markets a wide array of products for the Home Care market, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners and Murphy’s Oil Soap. Colgate is a leader in fabric softeners with brands including Suavitel in Latin America and Soupline in Europe. Colgate-Palmolive was incorporated in 1806 and is based in New York City.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 1 - 1 - - 8
vol $2.5B $775M $3.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $215M $215M
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Red Collar Pet Foods - Kibble Pet Food Manufacturing Business 2022-09-30 775M USD Divestiture
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Hello Products LLC 2020-01-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Montclair, New Jersey · www.hello-products.com
Laboratoires Filorga 2019-07-11 1.7B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.filorga.com
PCA Skin 2017-12-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.pcaskin.com
EltaMD, Inc. 2017-12-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Carrollton, Texas · www.eltamd.com
Genie & Scel-O-frais 2014-12-30 - Divestiture
, France
Colgate-Palmolive Soft & Gentle Brand 2012-12-31 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom
Sanex 2011-03-23 757M EUR Divestiture
Rotterdam, Netherlands · www.sanex.co.uk
Colgate-Palmolive Co., Laundry Detergent Business in Colombia 2011-03-23 215M USD Divestiture
, Colombia
Tom's of Maine, Inc. 2006-03-21 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
Kennebunk, Maine · www.tomsofmaine.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Consumer Products 6 (75%) 2.5B (77%) 3 (100%) 215M (100%)
Food 1 (13%) 775M (23%) - -
Healthcare Services 1 (13%) - - -
Total 8 $3.3B 3 $215M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 875M - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 775M - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Maine 1 100M - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
France 1 1.7B 1 -
Colombia - - 1 215M
Netherlands 1 757M - -
United Kingdom - - 1 -
Domestic 6 (75%) 875M (26%) - -
Cross-border 2 (25%) 2.4B (74%) 3 (100%) 215M (100%)
Total 8 $3.3B 3 $215M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
2
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
3
CMS Legal
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.7B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.5B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $3.3B
Largest Laboratoires Filorga
$1.7B (2019-07-11)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $215M
TOTAL $215M
Largest Colgate-Palmolive Co., Laundry Detergent Business in Colombia
$215M (2011-03-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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