Dover Acquisitions and Exits, 63 Deals Between 1977 and 2019
machinery Company

Dover has acquired 39 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 11 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 27 assets.

Dover’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired NXP s Sound Solutions Business for $855M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 1998, when it sold Dover - Elevator Business to ThyssenKrupp AG for $1.1B. Dover has acquired in 18 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include manufacturing (37%) and machinery (14%).

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Dover Corp.

3005 Highland Parkway,
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
United States,
(630) 541-1540

Dover Corp. is a diversified manufacturer of industrial products. Dover delivers innovative equipment and components, specialty systems and support services through four major operating segments: Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover was formed in 1947 and is based in Downers Grove, Illinois.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 32 - 1 1 - 2 36
vol $4.0B $780M $39M $4.8B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 22 1 2 2 - - 27
vol $1.8B $500M $160M $2.4B

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Largest NXP's Sound Solutions Business
$855M (2011-07-05)
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Largest Dover - Elevator Business
$1.1B (1998-11-24)

Machinery M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the machinery sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 216 machinery companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 15 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic machinery acquirer over the past 3 years is Atlas Copco AB, with 14 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the machinery sector over the past 3 years is Xenon Private Equity with 4 platform acquisitions.

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