Kimberly-Clark Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Consumer Products Company

Kimberly-Clark has acquired 15 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 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 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include consumer products (39%) and medical products (39%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 5

Kimberly-Clark Corp.

PO Box 619100,
Dallas, Texas 75261
United States,
(972) 281-1200
www.kimberly-clark.com

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 12 - - - 1 - 13
vol $12.0B $1.2B $13.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - 1 - - - 4
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
PT. Softex Indonesia 2020-09-03 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Central Jakarta, Indonesia · www.softexindonesia.com
Kimberly-Clark Corp. - Sofusa Lymphatic Delivery Platform 2018-07-03 - Divestiture
Dallas, Texas
Avanos Medical, Inc. 2014-11-01 - Spin Off
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.avanos.com
Hakle GmbH 2013-05-01 - Divestiture
Düsseldorf, Germany · www.hakle.de
Life-Tech Anesthesia 2013-04-02 - Divestiture
Stafford, Texas
I-Flow Corp. 2009-10-09 276M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lake Forest, California · www.iflo.com
Baylis Medical Pain Management Business 2009-10-05 - Divestiture
Montreal, Quebec
Jackson Products, Inc. 2009-04-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Fenton, Missouri · www.jacksonsafety.com
Microcuff GmbH 2005-10-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Weinheim, Germany
Klucze 2003-03-06 - Divestiture
Klucze, Poland
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Kimberly-Clark Professional    - Kimberly-Clark Professional - Jackson Safety & Wilson Safety Brands 2018-12-20 1
Roswell, Georgia · www.kcprofessional.com Roswell, Georgia
Kimberly-Clark de México, S.A.B. de C.V.    - Evenflo Feeding Business 2012-01-18 1
Mexico City, Mexico · www.kimberly-clark.com.mx , Mexico
I-Flow Corp.    - Spinal Specialties, Inc. 2003-10-28 1
Lake Forest, California · www.iflo.com Plainsboro, New Jersey

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Medical Products 5 (38%) 1.4B (11%) 1 (25%) -
Consumer Products 5 (38%) 11.0B (83%) - -
Chemicals 1 (8%) 800M (6%) 1 (25%) -
Safety/Security 1 (8%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) - - -
Life Science - - 1 (25%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (25%) -
Total 13 $13.2B 4 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 11.6B 3 -
  Texas 2 400M 1 -
  California 2 1.1B 1 -
  Wisconsin 1 9.4B - -
  Utah 1 764M - -
  Missouri 1 - - -
  Georgia - - 1 -
Germany 1 - 1 -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
Indonesia 1 1.2B - -
Poland 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 380M - -
Domestic 7 (54%) 11.6B (88%) 3 (75%) -
Cross-border 6 (46%) 1.6B (12%) 1 (25%) -
Total 13 $13.2B 4 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Centerview Partners LLC
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1
Baker Botts LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $10.6B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.6B
TOTAL $13.2B
Largest Scott Paper Co.
$9.4B (1995-12-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
15%
2 (15%)
Strategic(s)
31%
4 (31%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
50%
2 (50%)

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