Itochu Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Itochu has acquired 17 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Itochu’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Samson Investment for $7.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Cieco Exploration & Production Limited to Verus Petroleum for $400M. Itochu has acquired in 7 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include distribution (14%) and food (14%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 5

Itochu Corp.

5-1, Kita-Aoyama 2-chome Minato-ku,,
Tokyo, 107-8077
Japan,
81 3 3497 2121
www.itochu.co.jp

ITOCHU is involved in domestic trading, import/export, and overseas trading of various products such as textile, machinery, metals, minerals, energy, chemicals, food, information and communications technology, realty, general products, insurance, logistics services, construction, and finance, as well as business investment in Japan and overseas. Itochu was founded in 1858 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 8 - 1 1 3 2 15
vol $9.9B $9.9B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 1 1 - - - 5
vol $400M $400M
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Timee, Inc. 2021-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Tokyo, Japan · www.timee.co.jp
Raven SR, Inc. 2021-08-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Pinedale, Wyoming · www.ravensr.com
Zapata Computing, Inc. 2020-11-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.zapatacomputing.com
SkyDrive, Inc. 2020-08-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Tokyo, Japan · www.skydrive2020.com
Dentsu Retail Marketing, Inc. 2020-05-12 - Stake Purchase
Tokyo, Japan · www.dentsu-rm.co.jp
Environmental Development Co. Ltd. 2019-07-26 - Stake Purchase
Jubail industrial City, Saudi Arabia · www.edco.com.sa
Cieco Exploration & Production (UK) Limited 2018-09-20 400M USD Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.cieco.co.uk
Alta Forest Products LLC 2018-01-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Chehalis, Washington · www.altafp.com
Galleher Corp. 2017-11-07 - Divestiture
Santa Fe Springs, California · www.galleher.com
WingArc1st, Inc. 2016-03-14 - Secondary Buyout
Tokyo, Japan · www.wingarc.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ITOCHU Coal International, Inc.    - Canyon Fuel Co., LLC 2013-08-19 1
, United States Midvale, Utah

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Distribution 2 (13%) - 2 (40%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (7%) 7.2B (73%) 2 (40%) 400M (100%)
Food 2 (13%) 1.7B (17%) - -
Software 2 (13%) - - -
Environmental 1 (7%) - - -
Forest Products 1 (7%) - - -
Healthcare Services 1 (7%) - - -
Marketing 1 (7%) - - -
Renewable Energy 1 (7%) - - -
Retail 1 (7%) 981M (10%) - -
Staffing 1 (7%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (7%) - - -
Transportation - - 1 (20%) -
Total 15 $9.9B 5 $400M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 7.2B 3 -
  Texas 1 - 1 -
  Oklahoma 1 7.2B 1 -
  California 1 - 1 -
  Wyoming 1 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Vermont 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
Japan 5 1.7B - -
United Kingdom 1 981M 2 400M
1 - - -
Saudi Arabia 1 - - -
Domestic 5 (33%) 1.7B (17%) - -
Cross-border 10 (67%) 8.2B (83%) 5 (100%) 400M (100%)
Total 15 $9.9B 5 $400M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Lincoln International
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1
Covington & Burling LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $8.9B
$100M to $1B 1 $981M
TOTAL $9.9B
Largest Samson Investment Co.
$7.2B (2011-11-23)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $400M
TOTAL $400M
Largest Cieco Exploration & Production (UK) Limited
$400M (2018-09-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Strategic(s)
7%
1 (7%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
60%
3 (60%)
Strategic(s)
20%
1 (20%)

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