Ecolab, Inc.

370 Wabasha Street North,
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
United States,
(800) 232-6522

Ecolab, Inc. 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.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 28 2 2 2 6 1 41
vol $10.8B $41M $10.9B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 2 - - 3 1 1 7
vol $120M $120M

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$8.1B (2011-07-20)
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Largest Ecolab - Vehicle Care
$120M (2012-12-03)

According to our data here at Mergr, Ecolab has acquired 42 companies, including 13 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 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 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (42%) and consumer services (13%).

When analyzing the environmental sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 112 environmental companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 6 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic environmental acquirer over the past 3 years is Wind River Environmental, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the environmental sector over the past 3 years is Kinderhook Industries LLC with 3 platform acquisitions.

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