Lear Corp.

21557 Telegraph Road,
Southfield, Michigan 48033
United States,
(248) 447-1500

Lear Corporation is a Tier 1 supplier to the global automotive industry. The Company's business spans all major automotive markets, and Lear supplies its products to every major automotive manufacturer in the world. Lear organizes its business in two global product segments including seating and electrical power management systems. The seating segment includes seat systems and related components, such as seat structures and mechanisms, seat covers, headrests and seat foam. The electrical segment includes electrical distribution systems that route electrical signals and manage electrical power within a vehicle for both traditional powertrain vehicles, as well as for hybrid and electric vehicles. Lear Corporation was formed in 1917 and is based in Southfield, Michigan.

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Buy (1.0/yr) # 11 - 3 - 2 - 16
vol $4.4B $850M $322M $5.6B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1

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$2.3B (1999-05-04)
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According to our data here at Mergr, Lear has acquired 16 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Lear’s largest acquisition to date was in 1999, when it acquired UT Automotive for $2.3B. Lear has acquired in 6 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include automotive (69%) and apparel/textiles (13%).

When analyzing the automotive sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 195 automotive companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 8 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic automotive acquirer over the past 3 years is Icahn Automotive Group, with 12 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the automotive sector over the past 3 years is Kinderhook Industries LLC with 4 platform acquisitions.

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