Kimberly-Clark Corp.

PO Box 619100,
Dallas, Texas 75261
United States,
(972) 281-1200

Kimberly-Clark Corp. is a global consumer products company that operates through four segments. The Company's personal care segment markets disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products. Products in this segment are sold under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Poise and other brand names. The Company's consumer tissue segment includes facial and bathroom tissue, paper towels, napkins and related products, and are sold under the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, Andrex, Scottex, Neve and other brand names. The Company's K-C Professional unit helps transform workplaces for employees and patrons through a range of solutions and supporting products such as apparel, wipers, soaps, sanitizers, tissue and towels. Key brands in this segment include Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech and Jackson Safety. The Company's health care segment provides essentials that help restore patients to better health and improve the quality of patients' lives. This segment offers surgical and infection prevention products for the operating room, and a portfolio of innovative medical devices focused on pain management, respiratory and digestive health. Kimberly-Clark was formed in 1872 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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Buy (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $12.0B $12.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3

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$9.4B (1995-12-13)
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According to our data here at Mergr, Kimberly-Clark has acquired 14 companies. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Kimberly-Clark’s largest acquisition to date was in 1995, when it acquired Scott Paper for $9.4B. Kimberly-Clark has acquired in 5 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include medical products (42%) and consumer products (34%).

When analyzing the consumer products sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 282 consumer products companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 24 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic consumer products acquirer over the past 3 years is Unilever NV, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the consumer products sector over the past 3 years is L Catterton with 9 platform acquisitions.

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