General Electric Acquisitions and Exits, 79 Deals Between 1986 and 2019
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General Electric has acquired 50 companies, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 24 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 41 assets.

General Electric’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Alstom - Power and Grid businesses for $12.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold SABIC Innovative Plastics US to SABIC for $11.6B. General Electric has acquired in 11 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (14%) and financial services (14%).

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General Electric Co.

41 Farnsworth Street,
Boston, Connecticut 02210
United States,
(617) 443-3000

General Electric Co. is a diversified technology and financial services corporation. Products and services range from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products. General Electric was established in 1892 and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 30 2 6 - - - 38
vol $36.6B $12.4B $915M $49.8B
Sell (3.2/yr) # 25 1 5 3 5 2 41
vol $21.7B $6.7B $3.4B $14.4B $46.2B

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Largest Alstom - Power and Grid businesses
$12.4B (2015-11-02)
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Largest SABIC Innovative Plastics US LLC
$11.6B (2007-05-21)

Diversified M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the diversified sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 85 diversified companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 9 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic diversified acquirer over the past 3 years is Spectrum Brands Holdings, with 1 acquisition. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the diversified sector over the past 3 years is WindRose Health Investors with 1 platform acquisition.

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