CRH - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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CRH M&A Summary

CRH has acquired 29 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 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 2022, when it sold Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope to KPS Capital Partners for $3.5B. CRH has acquired in 9 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include building materials (72%) and distribution (8%).

CRH Business Overview

Where is CRH headquartered?

CRH is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

What is CRH’s revenue?

CRH disclosed revenue of 27,587M USD for 2020 and 28,149M USD for 2019.

How many employees does CRH have?

CRH has 80,300 employees.

What sector is CRH in?

CRH is a building materials company.

When was CRH founded?

CRH was founded in 1936.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity36
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 4

CRH

CRH plc

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

CRH 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 incorporated in 1936 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 24 - - 1 1 2 28
vol $4.3B $1.9B $1.5B $7.7B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 7 - - 1 - - 8
vol $4.6B $3.5B $8.1B
  36

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Northgate Ready Mix 2024-04-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Windsor, California · www.northgatereadymix.com
BoDean Co., Inc. 2024-04-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Rosa, California · www.bodeancompany.com
Adbri Ltd. 2023-12-17 1.5B AUD Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.adbri.com.au
Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. 2022-06-03 1.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Middleburg Hts, Ohio · www​.bar​ret​te​out​door​liv​ing​.com
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc. 2022-02-28 3.5B USD Divestiture
Dallas, Texas · www.obe.com
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
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.    - Grant County Mulch - Bagging Assets 2022-12-21 13
Atlanta, Georgia · www.oldcastleapg.com Petersburg, West Virginia
Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.    - Sterling Sand - Packaging Operations 2022-11-23 12
Atlanta, Georgia · www.oldcastleapg.com West Columbia, South Carolina
Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.    - Pebble Technology International, Inc. 2021-11-03 11
Atlanta, Georgia · www.oldcastleapg.com Scottsdale, Arizona · www.pebbletec.com
Oldcastle Architectural, Inc.    - Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. 2017-03-17 10
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 20 (71%) 7.7B (100%) 5 (63%) 3.6B (44%)
Distribution 2 (7%) - 2 (25%) 4.5B (56%)
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - 1 (13%) -
Business Services 1 (4%) - - -
Chemicals 1 (4%) - - -
Machinery 1 (4%) - - -
Metals/Mining 1 (4%) - - -
Transportation 1 (4%) - - -
Total 28 $7.7B 8 $8.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 12 5.4B 2 6.1B
  Ohio 2 1.9B - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  California 2 - - -
  Texas 1 - 1 3.5B
  Oregon 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 - - -
Australia 1 1.5B - -
India 1 - - -
Ireland - - 1 -
Spain 1 338M - -
Turkey 1 - - -
Ukraine 1 108M - -
Domestic - - 1 (13%) -
Cross-border 28 (100%) 7.7B (100%) 7 (88%) 8.1B (100%)
Total 28 $7.7B 8 $8.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities
2
Lincoln International
1
BofA Securities
1
Legal Deals
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $6.9B
$100M to $1B 4 $776M
TOTAL $7.7B
Largest Ash Grove Cement Co.
$3.5B (2017-09-21)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $7.9B
$100M to $1B 1 $135M
TOTAL $8.1B
Largest Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Inc.
$3.5B (2022-02-28)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Strategic(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
4 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
4 (50%)

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