Daimler AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Automotive Company

Daimler AG 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 7 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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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 1

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. Daimler was founded in 1886 and is based in Stuttgart, Germany.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - 2 - - - 8
vol $43.0B $43.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $9.5B $9.5B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Chauffeur Privé 2017-12-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Levallois-Perret, France · www.chauffeur-prive.com
flinc GmbH 2017-09-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Darmstadt, Germany · www.flinc.org
HERE Maps 2015-08-04 - Divestiture
Chicago, Illinois · www.here.com
Nokia - HERE Digital Mapping and Location Services Business 2015-08-03 3.2B EUR Divestiture
, Finland
MTU Detroit Diesel Australia Pty Ltd. 2014-10-01 - Divestiture
Altona North,, Australia · www.mtudda.com.au
Tesla Motors, Inc. 2014-10-01 - Stake Sale
Palo Alto, California · www.teslamotors.com
MBtech Group GmbH & Co. KGaA 2012-04-12 - Stake Purchase
Sindelfingen, Germany · www.mbtech-group.com
Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG 2011-06-24 3.8B EUR Joint Venture
Friedrichshafen, Germany · www.rrpowersystems.com
Tesla Motors, Inc. 2009-05-19 - Stake Purchase
Palo Alto, California · www.teslamotors.com
Chrysler Group LLC 2007-05-14 7.4B USD Divestiture
Auburn Hills, Michigan · www.chryslergroupllc.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
moovel GmbH    - Park, Inc. 2019-05-22 4
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany · www.moovel.com Seattle, Washington · www.validated.co
HERE Maps 2015-08-04 Micello, Inc. 2018-01-24 1
Chicago, Illinois · www.here.com Santa Clara, California · www.micello.com
moovel GmbH    - Familonet GmbH 2017-08-03 3
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany · www.moovel.com Hamburg, Germany · www.familo.net
moovel GmbH    - RideScout LLC 2014-09-03 2
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany · www.moovel.com Austin, Texas · www.ridescoutapp.com
moovel GmbH    - Intelligent Apps GmbH 2014-09-03 1
Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany · www.moovel.com Hamburg, Germany · www.intapps.de

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Automotive 2 (25%) 36.0B (84%) 3 (43%) 7.8B (82%)
Software 2 (25%) - - -
Machinery 1 (13%) 3.8B (9%) 1 (14%) -
Information Technology 1 (13%) 3.2B (7%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (13%) - - -
Aerospace - - 1 (14%) 1.7B (18%)
Business Services - - 1 (14%) -
Distribution - - 1 (14%) -
Total 8 $43.0B 7 $9.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 36.0B 3 7.8B
  Michigan 1 36.0B 2 7.8B
  California 1 - 1 -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
Germany 2 3.8B 3 1.7B
Australia - - 1 -
Finland 1 3.2B - -
France 1 - - -
Domestic 2 (25%) 3.8B (9%) 3 (43%) 1.7B (18%)
Cross-border 6 (75%) 39.2B (91%) 4 (57%) 7.8B (82%)
Total 8 $43.0B 7 $9.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Hogan Lovells
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $43.0B
TOTAL $43.0B
Largest Chrysler Group LLC
$36.0B (1998-05-07)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $9.1B
$100M to $1B 1 $435M
TOTAL $9.5B
Largest Chrysler Group LLC
$7.4B (2007-05-14)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
50%
3 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
3 50%

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