CRH Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Building Materials Company

CRH has acquired 24 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 7 assets.

CRH’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Ash Grove Cement for $3.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Allied Building Products to Beacon Roofing Supply for $2.6B. CRH has acquired in 8 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include building materials (67%) and distribution (9%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity31
    • M&A Buy Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 3

CRH plc

Stonemason's Way Rathfarnham,
Dublin 16, D16 KH51
Ireland,
353 1 404 1000
www.crh.com

CRH plc is the parent company for an international group of diversified building materials businesses which are engaged in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of building materials and in the operation of builders’ merchanting and DIY stores. CRH was founded in 1936 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 22 1 - 1 - - 24
vol $776M $3.5B $4.3B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 3 1 - 3 - - 7
vol $135M $2.6B $1.8B $4.6B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HERAS Germany GmbH 2019-07-24 - Divestiture
Rhede, Germany · www.heras.de
Building Materials Europe B.V. 2019-07-16 1.8B EUR Divestiture
Schiphol, Netherlands · www.bme-group.com
CRH plc - Shutters & Awnings 2019-04-24 - Divestiture
, Ireland
Windsor Rock Products 2019-03-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Keizer, Oregon · www.windsorrockproducts.com
Ash Grove Cement Co. 2017-09-21 3.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Overland Park, Kansas · www.ashgrove.com
Allied Building Products Corp. 2017-08-24 2.6B USD Divestiture
East Rutherford, New Jersey · www.alliedbuilding.com
Reuss-Seifert & Hammerl Group 2015-11-23 - Divestiture
Sprockhövel, Germany · www.reuss-seifert.de
MykolaivCement OJSC 2013-04-26 108M EUR Divestiture
Mykolaiv, Ukraine
CEMEX, Inc. 2013-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston,, Texas · www.cemexusa.com
Helifix Ltd. 2012-12-03 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.helifix.co.uk
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.    - Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. 2017-03-17 5
Atlanta, Georgia · www.oldcastleapg.com Springdale, Arkansas · www.aertinc.com
Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.    - Custom Crete, Inc. 2014-10-21 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.oldcastleapg.com Dallas, Texas · www.custom-crete.com
Oldcastle, Inc.    - Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd. 2013-03-18 2
Atlanta, Georgia · www.oldcastle.com Acheson, Alberta · www.expocrete.com
Oldcastle, Inc.    - Oldcastle Glass Engineered Products, Inc. 2007-06-27 1
Atlanta, Georgia · www.oldcastle.com Terrell, Texas
Oldcastle Materials, Inc.    - Ashland Paving And Construction, Inc. 2006-08-21 6
Atlanta, Georgia · www.oldcastlematerials.com Atlanta, Georgia

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Building Materials 16 (67%) 4.3B (100%) 4 (57%) 135M (3%)
Distribution 2 (8%) - 2 (29%) 4.5B (97%)
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - 1 (14%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - - -
Chemicals 1 (4%) - - -
Machinery 1 (4%) - - -
Metals/Mining 1 (4%) - - -
Transportation 1 (4%) - - -
Total 24 $4.3B 7 $4.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 3.5B 1 2.6B
  Florida 2 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 3.5B - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Arkansas 1 - - -
  New Jersey - - 1 2.6B
Netherlands 3 207M 2 2.0B
Germany 2 - 2 -
United Kingdom 2 123M 1 -
Belgium 2 - - -
China 2 - - -
India 1 - - -
Ireland - - 1 -
Spain 1 338M - -
Turkey 1 - - -
Ukraine 1 108M - -
Domestic - - 1 (14%) -
Cross-border 24 (100%) 4.3B (100%) 6 (86%) 4.6B (100%)
Total 24 $4.3B 7 $4.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.5B
$100M to $1B 4 $776M
TOTAL $4.3B
Largest Ash Grove Cement Co.
$3.5B (2017-09-21)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $135M
TOTAL $4.6B
Largest Allied Building Products Corp.
$2.6B (2017-08-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
8%
2 (8%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
43%
3 (43%)
Strategic(s)
57%
4 (57%)

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