GKN Acquisitions and Exits, 26 Deals Between 1986 and 2019
manufacturing Company

GKN has acquired 20 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

GKN’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Volvo Aero for $974M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold GKN - Stromag Business to Altra Industrial Motion for $223M. GKN has acquired in 7 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include automotive (35%) and aerospace (30%).

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GKN plc

Ipsley House, Ipsley Church Lane,
Redditch, B98 0TL
United Kingdom,
+44 15 2751 7715

GKN plc considerable technology and manufacturing resources to supply the highest quality systems, structures, components and services.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 18 2 - - - - 20
vol $1.9B $796M $2.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 - 1 - - 1 6
vol $51M $223M $274M

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Largest Volvo Aero Corp.
$974M (2012-10-01)
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Largest GKN plc - Stromag Business
$223M (2016-10-21)

Manufacturing M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the manufacturing sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 228 manufacturing companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 10 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic manufacturing acquirer over the past 3 years is Carlisle Companies, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the manufacturing sector over the past 3 years is Graycliff Partners LP with 5 platform acquisitions.

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