Firstgroup Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Transportation Company

Firstgroup has acquired 3 companies. It has also divested 3 assets.

Firstgroup’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Laidlaw International for $2.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold FirstGroup - London Bus Business to ComfortDelGro for $89M. Firstgroup has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include transportation (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity6
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 3

Firstgroup plc

395 King Street,
Aberdeen, W2 6LG
United Kingdom,
44 12 2465 0100
www.firstgroupplc.com

FirstGroup plc is a transport operator in the UK and North America, providing solutions for an increasingly congested world keeping people moving and communities prospering. Company operate five divisions which draw on common skills and expertise, but which are varied by geography, customer base and a mix of contract and passenger revenue. FirstGroup was incorporated in 1995 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $2.9B $2.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $95M $95M
  6

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
FirstGroup - London Bus Business 2013-04-09 89M GBP Divestiture
, United Kingdom
First Group - Bus Operations 2013-01-24 2M GBP Divestiture
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Firstgroup - North Devon Bus Operations 2012-03-12 4M GBP Divestiture
, United Kingdom
Transport St. Leonard 2012-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec
Laidlaw International, Inc. 2007-02-09 2.9B GBP Add-on Acquisition
Naperville, Illinois
Coach USA Transit Division 2003-05-22 23M USD Divestiture
, United States
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Transportation 3 (100%) 2.9B (100%) 3 (100%) 95M (100%)
Total 3 $2.9B 3 $95M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom - - 3 95M
United States 2 2.9B - -
  Illinois 1 2.9B - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Domestic - - 3 (100%) 95M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (100%) 2.9B (100%) - -
Total 3 $2.9B 3 $95M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Tricorn Partners LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.9B
< $100M 1 $23M
TOTAL $2.9B
Largest Laidlaw International, Inc.
$2.9B (2007-02-09)
sell # Total
< $100M 3 $95M
TOTAL $95M
Largest FirstGroup - London Bus Business
$89M (2013-04-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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