Emerson Electric Acquisitions and Exits, 77 Deals Between 1964 and 2019
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Emerson Electric has acquired 60 companies, including 22 in the last 5 years. A total of 13 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 20 assets.

Emerson Electric’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Pentair - Valves & Controls Business for $3.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Vertiv to Platinum Equity for $4.0B. Emerson Electric has acquired in 23 different US states, and 14 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include electrical equipment (16%) and machinery (16%).

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Emerson Electric Co.

8000 West Florissant Avenue, P.O. Box 4100,
St. Louis, Missouri 63136
United States,
(314) 553-2000

Emerson Electric is a diversified manufacturing and technology company. Emerson offers a wide range of products and services in the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions businesses. Emerson Electric was formed in 1890 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 38 3 5 4 4 3 57
vol $4.8B $3.2B $758M $1.4B $10.2B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 12 1 3 3 - 1 20
vol $508M $4.0B $260M $4.8B

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Largest Pentair Ltd. - Valves & Controls Business
$3.2B (2016-08-18)
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Largest Vertiv Co.
$4.0B (2016-08-02)

Diversified M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the diversified sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 89 diversified 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 diversified acquirer over the past 3 years is Spectrum Brands Holdings, with 1 acquisition. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the diversified sector over the past 3 years is WindRose Health Investors with 1 platform acquisition.

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