Ferguson Waterworks Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Ferguson Waterworks has acquired 50 companies of its own, including 13 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Ferguson Waterworks’ largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Kennametal - Full Service Supply Division for $41M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Specialty Pipe & Tube to Synalloy for $32M. Ferguson Waterworks has acquired in 24 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (72%) and building materials (13%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity51
    • M&A Buy Activity49
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 2

Ferguson Waterworks

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

12500 Jefferson Avenue,
Newport News, Virginia 23602
United States,
(757) 874-7795
www.ferguson.com

Ferguson is a diverse wholesale distributor with operations spanning multiple business groups. The company is ranked by trade publications as the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings(PVF) in the US. It is also the fourth largest distributor of heating and cooling equipment (HVAC/R) and the second largest company within the waterworks industry.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 43 3 2 1 - - 49
vol $41M $41M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 1 - - - - 2
vol $32M $32M
  51

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kitchen Art 2019-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Coral Springs, Florida · www.kitchenartdesigncenter.com
Capital Distributing, Inc. 2018-10-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.capitaldistributing.com
Grand Junction Pipe & Supply 2018-09-24 - Divestiture
Grand Junction, Colorado · www.gjpipe.com
Endries International, Inc. 2017-05-17 - Divestiture
Brillion, Wisconsin · www.endries.com
Lighting Unlimited LLC 2017-04-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.lulighting.com
Custom Lighting & Hardware 2017-04-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.customlh.com
P.V. Sullivan Supply Co. Inc. 2017-02-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Quincy, Massachusetts · www.pvsullivan.com
Underground Pipe & Valve, Inc. 2016-11-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Schererville, Indiana · www.upvinc.com
The Plumbing Source, Inc. 2016-10-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Honolulu, Hawaii
Ramapo Wholesalers, Inc. 2016-10-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Spring Valley, New York · www.ramapowholesalers.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ferguson Fire & Fabrication, Inc.    - Mid-Cities Fabrication, Inc. 2001-08-01 4
Mansfield, Texas · www.fergusonfire.com Plant City, Florida

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Distribution 35 (71%) 41M (100%) 1 (50%) -
Building Materials 6 (12%) - - -
Consumer Products 2 (4%) - - -
Retail 2 (4%) - - -
Business Services 1 (2%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (2%) - - -
Environmental 1 (2%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - - -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (50%) 32M (100%)
Total 49 $41M 2 $32M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 49 41M 2 32M
  California 6 - - -
  Indiana 4 - - -
  Texas 4 - - -
  Colorado 3 - - -
  Arizona 3 - - -
  North Carolina 3 - - -
  New York 3 - - -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  Alabama 2 - - -
  Virginia 2 - - -
  Pennsylvania 2 41M - -
  Massachusetts 2 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - 1 -
  Ohio 1 - 1 32M
  Hawaii 1 - - -
  Oklahoma 1 - - -
  North Dakota 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Maine 1 - - -
  Iowa 1 - - -
Total 49 $41M 2 $32M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BB&T Capital Markets
2
Legal Deals
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $41M
TOTAL $41M
Largest Kennametal - Full Service Supply Division
$41M (2005-04-07)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $32M
TOTAL $32M
Largest Specialty Pipe & Tube, Inc.
$32M (2014-11-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Strategic(s)
6%
3 (6%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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