Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc.

1500 Liberty Ridge Drive,
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087
United States,
(414) 212-4700

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. is a manufacturer of highly engineered products, including compressors, liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial, medical, environmental, transportation and process applications, pumps used in the petroleum and industrial market segments and other fluid transfer equipment, such as loading arms and dry break couplers, serving chemical, petroleum and food industries.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 2 2 1 2 1 1 9
vol $479M $20M $93M $592M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

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Gardner Denver Holdings was acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts on July 30, 2013.

Gardner Denver Holdings has acquired 9 companies of its own, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Gardner Denver Holdings’ largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired CompAir for $308M. Gardner Denver Holdings has acquired in 3 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include manufacturing (34%) and machinery (23%).

When analyzing the machinery sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 274 machinery companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 21 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 4 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic machinery acquirer over the past 3 years is Atlas Copco AB, with 12 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the machinery sector over the past 3 years is Gemini Investors with 3 platform acquisitions.

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