Daimler AG Acquisitions and Exits, 14 Deals Between 1998 and 2017
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Daimler AG has acquired 8 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Daimler AG’s largest acquisition to date was in 1998, when it acquired Chrysler Group for $36.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Chrysler Group to Cerberus Capital Management for $7.4B. Daimler AG has acquired in 4 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include automotive (25%) and software (25%).

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Daimler AG

Mercedesstrasse 137,
Stuttgart, 70327
Germany,
+49-711-170
www.daimler.com

Daimler AG, with its businesses Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Financial Services, Mercedes-Benz Vans and Daimler Buses, is a global producer of premium passenger cars and heavy- and medium-duty trucks and buses.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 4 2 - 2 - - 8
vol $39.8B $3.2B $43.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $7.8B $7.8B
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Largest Chrysler Group LLC
$36.0B (1998-05-07)
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Largest Chrysler Group LLC
$7.4B (2007-05-14)

Automotive M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the automotive sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 182 automotive companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 7 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic automotive acquirer over the past 3 years is Icahn Automotive Group, with 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the automotive sector over the past 3 years is Kinderhook Industries with 5 platform acquisitions.


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