Ecolab Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

EnvironmentalCompany

Ecolab has acquired 50 companies, including 16 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 14 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (39%) and environmental (13%).

Join Mergr and gain access to Ecolab’s M&A summary, the M&A summaries of companies just like it, as well as recent M&A activity in the environmental sector.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity58
    • M&A Buy Activity49
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 14
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 35 6 3 3 1 1 49
vol $10.9B $3.7B $14.6B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 5 1 1 1 1 - 9
vol $120M $120M
  58

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
View All >>

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 19 (39%) 14.0B (96%) 1 (11%) -
Environmental 6 (12%) 170M (1%) 2 (22%) -
Consumer Products 5 (10%) 40M (< 1%) 1 (11%) -
Consumer Services 5 (10%) - - -
Business Services 2 (4%) - 1 (11%) -
Distribution 2 (4%) - 1 (11%) -
Healthcare Services 2 (4%) 8M (< 1%) - -
Medical Products 2 (4%) 260M (2%) - -
Manufacturing 1 (2%) 94M (1%) 1 (11%) -
Education 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 49 $14.6B 9 $120M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 30 14.6B 6 120M
  Minnesota 3 - 3 120M
  Texas 4 2.2B - -
  Georgia 4 - - -
  New York 2 170M 1 -
  Pennsylvania 2 3.7B - -
  Ohio 2 - - -
  North Carolina 2 134M - -
  Indiana 2 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Virginia 1 260M - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Louisiana 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 8.1B - -
  Delaware 1 - - -
  Massachusetts - - 1 -
United Kingdom 4 - 2 -
Australia 4 - - -
China 1 - 1 -
Belgium 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Italy 1 8M - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
South Africa 1 - - -
South Korea 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 30 (61%) 14.6B (100%) 6 (67%) 120M (100%)
Cross-border 19 (39%) 8M (< 1%) 3 (33%) -
Total 49 $14.6B 9 $120M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
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)
16%
8 (16%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Strategic(s)
89%
8 (89%)

 Subscribe to unlock this and 171,700
investor and company profiles

Sign-up today to get full access

  • check  Unlimited Searches
  • check  Unlimited Profile Views
  • check  Build and Export Lists of
    • PE Backed Companies
    • Direct Investors & Acquirers
    • Advisors
    • Deals
    • & More

What's Mergr?

We built Mergr to save people the arduous and time-consuming process of tracking when companies are bought, sold, and who currently owns them.

Every day, new opportunities emerge around M&A and we help professionals of all types comb through transactions, investors, and corporate acquirers via an easy-to-use web database that is accessible to anyone.

Try us for 1 week free today!

Mergr, the Easiest-to-Use PE and M&A DB


Key Benefits

  • Stay informed on events in your industry
  • M&A research that takes seconds (not all afternoon)
  • Better understand your customers and prospects
  • Discover active buyers (or sellers)
Search
  • 4.2K Private Equity Firms
  • 161K M&A Transactions
  • 167K Companies Involved in M&A
    (Buyer, Seller, or Target)
  • 3.4K M&A Advisors
    (Investment Banks and Law Firms)
  • 59K M&A Contacts
    (PE and M&A Advisors)

Ready to try?

Join FREE for 1 Week

No obligation. Cancel anytime.