Eaton Acquisitions and Exits, 58 Deals Between 1995 and 2019
electrical equipment Company

Eaton has acquired 51 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 10 assets.

Eaton’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Cooper Industries for $13.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Apex Tool Group to for $1.6B. Eaton has acquired in 14 different US states, and 17 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include electrical equipment (44%) and machinery (34%).

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Eaton Corp. Plc

70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay Dublin, 2,
353 4 4052 3500

Eaton Corp. Plc is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. Eaton's operational headquarters are in Beachwood, Ohio and its business headquarters is in Dublin, Ireland.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 45 1 - - - 2 48
vol $18.9B $214M $19.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $2.5B $2.5B

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Largest Cooper Industries plc
$13.0B (2012-11-30)
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Largest Apex Tool Group LLC
$1.6B (2013-02-14)

Electrical Equipment M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the electrical equipment sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 129 electrical equipment companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 8 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic electrical equipment acquirer over the past 3 years is Nidec, with 6 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the electrical equipment sector over the past 3 years is Harbour Group with 3 platform acquisitions.

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