Ferguson Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Distribution Company

Ferguson has acquired 36 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 9 assets.

Ferguson’s largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired DT Group A/S for $2.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold Wolseley UK to Clayton Dubilier & Rice for $474M. Ferguson has acquired in 3 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (71%) and building materials (21%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 1

Ferguson plc

1020 Eskdale Road, Winnersh Triangle,
Wokingham, RG41 5TS
Switzerland,
+44 11 8927 3800
www.fergusonplc.com

Ferguson plc is a distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of building materials. Ferguson was founded in 1887 and is based in Wokingham, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 32 - 1 - 1 - 34
vol $2.4B $2.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 7 - 1 - - 1 9
vol $144M $474M $618M
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wolseley UK Ltd. 2021-01-04 474M GBP Divestiture
Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom · www.wolseley.co.uk
Columbia Pipe & Supply Co. 2020-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.columbiapipe.com
Wasco Holding B.V. 2018-12-21 - Divestiture
Twello, Netherlands · www.wasco.nl
AMRE Supply Company Limited 2018-07-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Edmonton, Alberta · www.amresupply.com
Bois & Matériaux 2016-03-08 28M EUR Divestiture
Pace, France · www.boisetmateriaux.com
Bois & Matériaux 2015-11-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Pace, France · www.boisetmateriaux.com
Luxury for Less Ltd. (Bath Empire) 2015-03-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Exhall, United Kingdom · www.bathempire.com
Puukeskus Oy 2014-02-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.puukeskus.fi
BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. 2013-08-09 - IPO
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.buildwithbmc.com
Bathstore.com Ltd. 2012-05-11 23M GBP Divestiture
Ripon, United Kingdom · www.bathstore.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 1982-01-01 Kitchen Art 2019-03-12 48
Newport News, Virginia · www.ferguson.com Coral Springs, Florida · www.kitchenartdesigncenter.com
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 1982-01-01 Grand Junction Pipe & Supply 2018-09-24 47
Newport News, Virginia · www.ferguson.com Grand Junction, Colorado · www.gjpipe.com
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 1982-01-01 Lighting Unlimited LLC 2017-04-20 46
Newport News, Virginia · www.ferguson.com Houston, Texas · www.lulighting.com
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 1982-01-01 Specialty Pipe & Tube, Inc. 2014-11-21 1
Newport News, Virginia · www.ferguson.com Mineral Ridge, Ohio · www.specialtypipe.com
DT Group A/S 2006-09-01 Jarn och Tra Orust AB 2007-02-01 8
Soborg, Denmark · www.dtgroup.dk Orust Bohuslän, Sweden
DT Group A/S 2006-09-01 Superbyg Kalaallit Nunaat A/S 2007-01-15 7
Soborg, Denmark · www.dtgroup.dk Nuuk, Greenland · www.superbyg.gl
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 1982-01-01 Camellia Valley Supply 2005-10-01 45
Newport News, Virginia · www.ferguson.com Redding, California
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 1982-01-01 Kennametal - Full Service Supply Division 2005-04-07 44
Newport News, Virginia · www.ferguson.com Latrobe, Pennsylvania

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Distribution 24 (71%) 2.4B (100%) 6 (67%) 529M (86%)
Building Materials 7 (21%) - 1 (11%) -
Retail 2 (6%) - 1 (11%) 23M (4%)
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - - -
E-Commerce - - 1 (11%) 66M (11%)
Total 34 $2.4B 9 $618M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 10 350M 4 563M
France 7 - 2 28M
United States 5 - 1 -
  North Carolina 3 - 1 -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
Canada 5 - - -
  Ontario 2 - - -
  Alberta 2 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - 1 27M
Netherlands 1 - 1 -
Belgium 1 - - -
Denmark 1 2.1B - -
Finland 1 - - -
Slovakia 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (3%) - - -
Cross-border 33 (97%) 2.4B (100%) 9 (100%) 618M (100%)
Total 34 $2.4B 9 $618M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lehman Brothers, Inc.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.1B
$100M to $1B 2 $341M
< $100M 1 $9M
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest DT Group A/S
$2.1B (2006-09-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $474M
< $100M 4 $144M
TOTAL $618M
Largest Wolseley UK Ltd.
$474M (2021-01-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
15%
5 (15%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
56%
5 (56%)
Strategic(s)
33%
3 (33%)

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