L Air Liquide Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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L Air Liquide has acquired 32 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 10 assets.

L Air Liquide’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Airgas for $13.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2004, when it sold Air Liquide - Industrial Gas Business to Praxair for $560M. L Air Liquide has acquired in 4 different US states, and 17 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include healthcare services (26%) and chemicals (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity41
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 17
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 6

L'Air Liquide

L'Air Liquide S.A.

75, quai d'Orsay cedex 07,
Paris, 75321
France,
+33 1 40 62 55 55
www.airliquide.com

L'Air Liquide is a global provider of gases. Products include oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and specialty gases. L'Air Liquide was formed in 1902 and is based Paris, France.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 23 2 - 5 - 1 31
vol $13.8B $13.8B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 5 1 - 1 3 - 10
vol $570M $130M $290M $989M
  41

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BetaMed S.A. 2021-10-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Chorzów, Poland · www.betamed.pl
Schülke & Mayr GmbH 2020-04-07 - Divestiture
Norderstedt, Germany · www.schuelke.com
CRYO International 2020-03-02 - Divestiture
Bobigny, France · www.cryopdp.com
Air Liquide S.A. - Czech Republic and Slovakia Operations 2020-01-28 - Divestiture
Prague, Czech Republic
Southern Industrial Gas Sdn Bhd 2019-10-31 - Divestiture
Selangor, Malaysia
Hydrogenics Corp. 2019-06-28 290M USD Divestiture
Mississauga, Ontario · www.hydrogenics.com
Medidis B.V. 2019-06-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Lelystad, Netherlands · www.medidis.nl
Dialibre Joven SL 2019-04-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Reyes, Spain
Megamed AG 2019-02-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Cham, Switzerland · www.megamed.ch
Sleep & Health SA 2019-02-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Marly, Switzerland · www.sleep-health.ch
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Airgas, Inc. 2015-11-17 Tech Air 2019-02-12 4
Radnor, Pennsylvania · www.airgas.com Danbury, Connecticut · www.techair.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Healthcare Services 8 (26%) 372M (3%) - -
Chemicals 6 (19%) 13.4B (97%) 2 (20%) -
Distribution 5 (16%) - 1 (10%) 560M (57%)
Medical Products 4 (13%) - - -
Life Science 2 (6%) - 1 (10%) -
Engineering 2 (6%) - - -
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (6%) - - -
Business Services 1 (3%) - 1 (10%) 10M (1%)
Machinery - - 2 (20%) 130M (13%)
Utilities 1 (3%) - - -
Building Materials - - 1 (10%) 290M (29%)
Consumer Products - - 1 (10%) -
Transportation - - 1 (10%) -
Total 31 $13.8B 10 $989M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 13.4B 2 -
  Pennsylvania 2 13.4B - -
  California - - 2 -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Louisiana 1 - - -
France 2 - 4 139M
Germany 4 - 2 560M
Canada 2 - 1 290M
  Ontario 1 - 1 290M
  Alberta 1 - - -
Poland 2 - - -
Spain 2 372M - -
Sweden 2 - - -
Switzerland 2 - - -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
Australia 1 - - -
Brazil 1 - - -
Colombia 1 - - -
Czech Republic - - 1 -
Malaysia 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Panama 1 - - -
Russia 1 - - -
South Korea 1 - - -
Domestic 2 (6%) - 4 (40%) 139M (14%)
Cross-border 29 (94%) 13.8B (100%) 6 (60%) 850M (86%)
Total 31 $13.8B 10 $989M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
1
Bredin Prat
1
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $13.4B
$100M to $1B 1 $372M
TOTAL $13.8B
Largest Airgas, Inc.
$13.4B (2015-11-17)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $980M
< $100M 1 $10M
TOTAL $989M
Largest Air Liquide - Industrial Gas Business
$560M (2004-12-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
3 (10%)
Strategic(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
40%
4 (40%)
Strategic(s)
60%
6 (60%)

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