Federal Signal Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Safety/security Company

Federal Signal has acquired 8 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Federal Signal’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Truck Bodies & Equipment International for $270M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2012, when it sold FSTech to 3M Company for $110M. Federal Signal has acquired in 6 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include automotive (38%) and distribution (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Federal Signal Corp.

1415 West 22nd Street, Suite 1100,
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
United States,
(630) 954-2000
www.federalsignal.com

FFederal Signal Corporation is a manufacturer of niche products in four operating groups, safety and signaling products, custom signage, consumable industrial tooling and emergency and environmental vehicles. Federal Signal was founded in 1901 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 3 2 1 - 1 1 8
vol $115M $82M $270M $56M $3M $525M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $200M $200M
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Public Works Equipment Supply, Inc. 2020-06-15 3M USD Add-on Acquisition
Monroe, North Carolina · www.pweasi.com
Mark Rite Lines Equipment Co., Inc. 2019-05-14 56M USD Add-on Acquisition
Billings, Montana · www.markritelines.com
Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc. 2017-05-08 270M USD Add-on Acquisition
Eden Prairie, Minnesota · www.tbei.com
Joe Johnson Equipment, Inc. 2016-02-29 82M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Rochester, New York · www.jjei.com
Westech Vac Systems Ltd. 2016-01-05 - Divestiture
Nisku, Alberta · www.westechvac.com
Bronto Skylift Oy Ab 2015-12-11 90M EUR Divestiture
Tampere, Finland · www.bronto.fi
FSTech 2012-06-21 110M USD Divestiture
, Illinois
PIPS Technology, Inc. 2007-08-06 115M USD Add-on Acquisition
Knoxville, Tennessee · www.pipstechnology.com
Riverchase Technologies LLC 2007-07-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Sterrett, Alabama
Leach Company, Inc. 2002-08-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Appleton,
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Automotive 3 (38%) 56M (11%) - -
Distribution 2 (25%) 85M (16%) - -
Electronics 1 (13%) 115M (22%) 1 (50%) 110M (55%)
Manufacturing 1 (13%) 270M (51%) - -
Software 1 (13%) - - -
Machinery - - 1 (50%) 90M (45%)
Total 8 $525M 2 $200M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 525M 1 110M
  Tennessee 1 115M - -
  North Carolina 1 3M - -
  New York 1 82M - -
  Montana 1 56M - -
  Minnesota 1 270M - -
  Alabama 1 - - -
  Illinois - - 1 110M
1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
Finland - - 1 90M
Domestic 6 (75%) 525M (100%) 1 (50%) 110M (55%)
Cross-border 2 (25%) - 1 (50%) 90M (45%)
Total 8 $525M 2 $200M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $385M
< $100M 3 $140M
TOTAL $525M
Largest Truck Bodies & Equipment International, Inc.
$270M (2017-05-08)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $110M
< $100M 1 $90M
TOTAL $200M
Largest FSTech
$110M (2012-06-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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