Ecolab Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

EnvironmentalCompany

Ecolab has acquired 53 companies, including 14 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 9 assets.

Ecolab’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Nalco for $8.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2012, when it sold Ecolab - Vehicle Care to Zep for $120M. Ecolab has acquired in 16 different US states, and 17 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (43%) and environmental (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity61
    • M&A Buy Activity52
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 17
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 4

Ecolab

Ecolab, Inc.

1 Ecolab Place,
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
United States,
(800) 232-6522
www.ecolab.com

Ecolab is a provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. The Company serves businesses in the foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets. Ecolab was formed in 1923 and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 44 3 3 1 1 - 52
vol $10.9B $3.7B $14.6B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 6 1 1 1 - - 9
vol $120M $120M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Purolite Corp. 2021-10-28 3.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.purolite.com
Holchem Group Ltd. 2020-05-29 - Divestiture
Bury, United Kingdom · www.holchem.co.uk
CID LINES N.V. 2020-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Ypres, Belgium · www.cidlines.com
ChampionX 2019-12-19 - Divestiture
St. Paul, Minnesota
Gallay Medical & Scientific 2019-10-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Mulgrave, Australia · www.gallay.com.au
Chemstar Corp. 2019-08-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Lithia Springs, Georgia · www.chemstarcorp.com
Lobster International S.A 2019-02-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Geneva, Switzerland · www.lobsterink.com
Holchem Group Ltd. 2018-12-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Bury, United Kingdom · www.holchem.co.uk
Bioquell PLC 2018-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Andover, United Kingdom · www.bioquellplc.com
Jianghai Environmental Protection Co., Ltd. 2018-03-07 - Divestiture
Changzhou, China · www.jhhg.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Nalco Co.    - Nalfleet, Inc. 2011-06-01 1
Naperville, Illinois · www.nalco.com Naperville,, Illinois

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 22 (42%) 14.0B (96%) 1 (11%) -
Environmental 6 (12%) 170M (1%) 2 (22%) -
Consumer Products 5 (10%) 40M (< 1%) 1 (11%) -
Consumer Services 5 (10%) - - -
Medical Products 3 (6%) 268M (2%) - -
Business Services 2 (4%) - 1 (11%) -
Distribution 2 (4%) - 1 (11%) -
Manufacturing 1 (2%) 94M (1%) 1 (11%) -
Education 1 (2%) - - -
Healthcare Services 1 (2%) - - -
Machinery 1 (2%) - - -
Safety/Security 1 (2%) - - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (2%) - - -
Utilities 1 (2%) - - -
Automotive - - 1 (11%) 120M (100%)
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (11%) -
Total 52 $14.6B 9 $120M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 30 14.6B 6 120M
  Minnesota 3 - 3 120M
  Georgia 4 - - -
  Texas 4 2.2B - -
  New York 2 170M 1 -
  Indiana 2 - - -
  Pennsylvania 2 3.7B - -
  Ohio 2 - - -
  North Carolina 2 134M - -
  Louisiana 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 8.1B - -
  Delaware 1 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Virginia 1 260M - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Massachusetts - - 1 -
United Kingdom 4 - 2 -
Australia 4 - - -
China 1 - 1 -
Belgium 1 - - -
Brazil 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Italy 1 8M - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Russia 1 - - -
South Africa 1 - - -
South Korea 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 30 (58%) 14.6B (100%) 6 (67%) 120M (100%)
Cross-border 22 (42%) 8M (< 1%) 3 (33%) -
Total 52 $14.6B 9 $120M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $14.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $430M
< $100M 4 $183M
TOTAL $14.6B
Largest Nalco Co.
$8.1B (2011-07-20)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $120M
TOTAL $120M
Largest Ecolab - Vehicle Care
$120M (2012-12-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
3 (6%)
Strategic(s)
17%
9 (17%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Strategic(s)
89%
8 (89%)

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