Ferguson - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Ferguson M&A Summary

Ferguson has acquired 40 companies, including 5 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 CD&R for $474M. Ferguson has acquired in 7 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (69%) and building materials (19%).

Ferguson Business Overview

Where is Ferguson headquartered?

Ferguson is headquartered in Wokingham, United Kingdom.

What is Ferguson’s revenue?

Ferguson disclosed revenue of 28,566M USD for 2022 and 22,792M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Ferguson have?

Ferguson has 31,000 employees.

What sector is Ferguson in?

Ferguson is a distribution company.

When was Ferguson founded?

Ferguson was founded in 1887.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity38
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 1

Ferguson

Ferguson plc

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

Ferguson 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 33 1 - - - 4 38
vol $2.4B $2.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 8 - 1 - - - 9
vol $144M $474M $618M
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Southwest Geo-Solutions, Inc. 2024-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas
AVCO Supply, Inc. 2024-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Levittown, Pennsylvania · www.avcosupply.com
GAR Engineering, Inc. 2024-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Concord, North Carolina · www.garengineering.com
Safe Step Walk-In Tub 2024-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Nashville, Tennessee · www.safesteptub.com
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
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 1982-01-01 Royal Pacific Ltd. 2022-01-12 50
Newport News, Virginia · www.ferguson.com Albuquerque, New Mexico · www.rplighting.com
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 1982-01-01 Amerock 2021-01-01 49
Newport News, Virginia · www.ferguson.com Columbia, Maryland · www.amerock.com
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 26 (68%) 2.4B (100%) 6 (67%) 529M (86%)
Building Materials 7 (18%) - 1 (11%) -
Retail 2 (5%) - 1 (11%) 23M (4%)
Business Services 1 (3%) - - -
Consumer Products 1 (3%) - - -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - - -
E-Commerce - - 1 (11%) 66M (11%)
Total 38 $2.4B 9 $618M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 10 350M 4 563M
United States 9 - 1 -
  North Carolina 3 - - -
  Georgia 1 - 1 -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
France 7 - 2 28M
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 10 (26%) 350M (14%) 4 (44%) 563M (91%)
Cross-border 28 (74%) 2.1B (86%) 5 (56%) 55M (9%)
Total 38 $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)
13%
5 (13%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
56%
5 (56%)
Strategic(s)
33%
3 (33%)

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