Johnson Controls Acquisitions and Exits, 34 Deals Between 1985 and 2018
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Johnson Controls has acquired 22 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 14 assets.

Johnson Controls’ largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired York International for $3.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Johnson Controls - Power Solutions Business to Brookfield Private Equity for $13.2B. Johnson Controls has acquired in 9 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include automotive (20%) and engineering (15%).

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Johnson Controls, Inc.

One Albert Quay ,
Cork, 53209
353 21 423 5000

Johnson Controls is a diversified technology and industrial company. The Company creates products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating and interior systems for automobiles.Johnson Controls was founded in 1885 and is based in Cork, Ireland.

M&A Summary

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Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 18 - 1 - 1 - 20
vol $5.6B $5.6B
Sell (1.6/yr) # 6 3 1 2 2 - 14
vol $1.2B $1.5B $2.0B $13.2B $17.9B

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Largest York International Corp.
$3.2B (2005-08-03)
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Largest Johnson Controls, Inc. - Power Solutions Business
$13.2B (2018-11-13)

Diversified M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the diversified sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 86 diversified companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 10 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 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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