James Fisher and Sons - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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James Fisher and Sons M&A Summary

James Fisher and Sons has acquired 16 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 2 assets.

James Fisher and Sons’ largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Divex for $31M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2024, when it sold RMSpumptools to ChampionX for $110M. James Fisher and Sons has acquired in 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include marine (32%) and engineering (19%).

James Fisher and Sons Business Overview

Where is James Fisher and Sons headquartered?

James Fisher and Sons is headquartered in Barrow-In-Furness, United Kingdom.

What is James Fisher and Sons’ revenue?

James Fisher and Sons disclosed revenue of 494M GBP for 2021 and 518M GBP for 2020.

How many employees does James Fisher and Sons have?

James Fisher and Sons has 2,568 employees.

What sector is James Fisher and Sons in?

James Fisher and Sons is a diversified company.

When was James Fisher and Sons founded?

James Fisher and Sons was founded in 1847.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 1

James Fisher and Sons

James Fisher and Sons plc

Fisher House Michaelson Road PO Box 4,
Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 1HR
United Kingdom,
+44 12 2961 5400
www.james-fisher.com

James Fisher and Sons is a provider of services, innovation and technology to the marine, oil & gas and other high assurance industries worldwide. James Fisher and Sons was founded in 1847 and is based in Barrow-in-Furness, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 15 - 1 - - - 16
vol $107M $107M
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - 1 - 1 2
vol $110M $110M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
RMSpumptools Ltd. 2024-03-22 110M USD Divestiture
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.rmspumptools.com
James Fisher NDT Ltd. 2022-01-05 - Divestiture
Cumbria, United Kingdom · www.jfndt.co.uk
Subsea Engenuity Ltd. 2021-06-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.subseaengenuity.com
Cowan Manufacturing Pty Ltd. 2018-02-19 2M AUD Add-on Acquisition
Warners Bay, Australia · www.cowanmfg.com.au
EDS HV Group Ltd. 2017-12-06 14M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Lancashire, United Kingdom · www.edshv.com
Rotos 360 Ltd. 2017-03-22 2M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Norfolk, United Kingdom · www.rotos360.co.uk
Hughes Sub Surface Engineering Ltd. 2016-08-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Merseyside, United Kingdom · www.hsse.co.uk
Lexmar Engineering Pte Ltd. 2016-08-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Singapore, Singapore · www.lexmar.com.sg
Return To Scene Ltd. 2016-06-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Aberdeen, United Kingdom · www.r2s.co.uk
Mojo Maritime Ltd. 2015-05-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Falmouth, United Kingdom · www.mojomaritime.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Marine 5 (31%) 65M (61%) - -
Engineering 3 (19%) 14M (13%) - -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (13%) 2M (2%) 1 (50%) 110M (100%)
Machinery 2 (13%) 8M (7%) - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (6%) 12M (12%) 1 (50%) -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) 2M (2%) - -
Software 1 (6%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) 4M (4%) - -
Total 16 $107M 2 $110M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 12 95M 2 110M
Australia 1 2M - -
Singapore 1 - - -
South Africa 1 5M - -
Sweden 1 6M - -
Domestic 12 (75%) 95M (89%) 2 (100%) 110M (100%)
Cross-border 4 (25%) 12M (11%) - -
Total 16 $107M 2 $110M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
E C Hambro Rabben & Partners Ltd.
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 11 $107M
TOTAL $107M
Largest Divex Ltd.
$31M (2013-03-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $110M
TOTAL $110M
Largest RMSpumptools Ltd.
$110M (2024-03-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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