H.B. Fuller Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Chemicals Company

H.B. Fuller has acquired 15 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

H.B. Fuller’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Royal Adhesives & Sealants for $1.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold H.B. Fuller - Surfactants Thickeners & Dispersants Business to Tiarco Chemical for $71M. H.B. Fuller has acquired in 5 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (87%) and building materials (7%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 1

H.B. Fuller Co. (H.B. Fuller)

1200 Willow Lake Boulevard,
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164
United States,
(651) 236-5900
www.hbfuller.com

H.B. Fuller is a global manufacturer of adhesives. The Company's product range includes adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products. Customers include engineering, electronic and assembly materials, hygiene, construction, automotive, packaging and other consumer businesses. H.B. Fuller was formed in 1887 and is based in St. Paul, Minnesota.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 12 3 - - - - 15
vol $614M $1.6B $2.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
vol $71M $71M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
H.B. Fuller Co. - Surfactants, Thickeners & Dispersants Business 2019-06-11 71M USD Divestiture
Dalton, Georgia
Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC 2017-09-04 1.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
South Bend, Indiana · www.royaladhesives.com
Adecol Ind. Química Limitada 2017-07-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Guarulhos, Brazil · www.adecol.com.br
Wisdom Worldwide Adhesives 2017-01-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Elgin, Illinois · www.wisdomadhesives.com
Cyberbond LLC 2016-06-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Batavia, Illinois · www.cyberbond1.com
Advanced Adhesives (New Zealand) Ltd. 2016-04-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Auckland, New Zealand
Continental Products Ltd. 2014-12-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Nairobi, Kenya · www.continentaladhesive.co.ke
ProSpec Construction Products 2014-09-03 - Divestiture
, United States
TONSAN Adhesives, Inc. 2014-06-25 230M USD Add-on Acquisition
Beijing,, China · www.ts.com.cn
Plexbond Química S/A 2013-06-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Curitiba,, Brazil · www.plexadesivos.com.br
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 13 (87%) 2.2B (100%) 2 (100%) 71M (100%)
Building Materials 1 (7%) - - -
Electronics 1 (7%) - - -
Total 15 $2.2B 2 $71M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 1.6B 1 71M
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Georgia 1 - 1 71M
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 1.6B - -
Brazil 2 - - -
China 1 230M - -
Egypt 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Kenya 1 - - -
Malaysia 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 384M - -
United Kingdom - - 1 -
Domestic 6 (40%) 1.6B (72%) 1 (50%) 71M (100%)
Cross-border 9 (60%) 614M (28%) 1 (50%) -
Total 15 $2.2B 2 $71M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
$100M to $1B 2 $614M
TOTAL $2.2B
Largest Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC
$1.6B (2017-09-04)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $71M
TOTAL $71M
Largest H.B. Fuller Co. - Surfactants, Thickeners & Dispersants Business
$71M (2019-06-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
1 (7%)
Strategic(s)
20%
3 (20%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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