Ferro Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Chemicals Company

Ferro has acquired 18 companies of its own, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Ferro’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Nubiola Pigmentos SL for $165M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2008, when it sold Ferro Corp - Fine Chemicals Business to Novolyte Technologies for $66M. Ferro has acquired in 6 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (56%) and technology hardware (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 3

Ferro Corp. (Ferro)

6060 Parkland Boulevard, Suite 250,
Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124
United States,
(216) 875-5600
www.ferro.com

Ferro is a global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions. Ferro supplies functional coatings for glass, metal, ceramic, and other substrates and color solutions in the form of specialty pigments and colorants for a broad range of industries and applications. Ferro products are sold into the building and construction, automotive, electronics, industrial products, household furnishings, and appliance markets. The Company's reportable segments include Functional Coatings and Color Solutions. Ferro was formed in 1919 and is based in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 15 3 - - - - 18
vol $460M $132M $592M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $66M $66M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Endeka Ceramics SA 2017-10-02 72M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Valencia, Spain · www.endekaceramics.com
Gardenia Quimica S.A. 2017-08-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Onda, Spain · www.gardeniaquimica.com
DIP Tech Ltd. 2017-08-02 60M USD Add-on Acquisition
Kfar Saba, Israel · www.dip-tech.com
Electro-Science Laboratories, Inc. (ESL ElectroScience) 2016-11-01 75M USD Add-on Acquisition
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.electroscience.com
Delta Performance Products LLC - Colorant Blends 2016-10-17 - Divestiture
Covington, Georgia
Cappelle Pigments NV 2016-10-17 57M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Menen, Belgium · www.cappelle.be
Pinturas Benicarló, S.L. 2016-06-01 17M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Benicarlo, Spain · www.pinturasbenicarlo.com
Ferer Dis Ticaret Ve Kimyasallar Anonim Sirketi A.S. 2016-01-05 9M USD Add-on Acquisition
Istanbul, Turkey · www2.ferer.com.tr
Al Salomi for Frit and Glazes Co. 2015-09-03 39M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cairo, Egypt
Nubiola Pigmentos SL 2015-04-29 165M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Barcelona, Spain · www.nubiola.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 10 (56%) 332M (56%) 2 (50%) 66M (100%)
Technology Hardware 2 (11%) 66M (11%) - -
Life Science 1 (6%) - 1 (25%) -
Plastics 1 (6%) - 1 (25%) -
Building Materials 1 (6%) 72M (12%) - -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) 39M (7%) - -
Distribution 1 (6%) 9M (2%) - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (6%) 75M (13%) - -
Total 18 $592M 4 $66M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 81M 4 66M
  Illinois 2 - 1 -
  California 2 6M - -
  Ohio - - 2 -
  Pennsylvania 1 75M - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
Spain 4 254M - -
Belgium 1 57M - -
Egypt 1 39M - -
Israel 1 60M - -
Italy 1 94M - -
Turkey 1 9M - -
Domestic 9 (50%) 81M (14%) 4 (100%) 66M (100%)
Cross-border 9 (50%) 512M (86%) - -
Total 18 $592M 4 $66M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
League Park Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
1
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $165M
< $100M 9 $428M
TOTAL $592M
Largest Nubiola Pigmentos SL
$165M (2015-04-29)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $66M
TOTAL $66M
Largest Ferro Corp - Fine Chemicals Business
$66M (2008-10-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
2 (11%)
Strategic(s)
28%
5 (28%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
75%
3 (75%)
Strategic(s)
25%
1 (25%)

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