Lear Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Automotive Company

Lear has acquired 18 companies, including 4 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 7 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include automotive (62%) and information technology (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

Lear

Lear Corp.

21557 Telegraph Road,
Southfield, Michigan 48033
United States,
(248) 447-1500
www.lear.com

Lear 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 was formed in 1917 and is based in Southfield, Michigan.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 14 2 - 1 - 1 18
vol $5.3B $322M $5.6B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
M&N Plastics 2021-03-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Sterling Heights, Michigan · www.mandn.com
Xevo, Inc. 2019-04-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Bellevue, Washington · www.xevo.com
EXO Technologies LLC 2017-12-11 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.exactorbit.com
Grupo Antolin Irausa SA - Automotive Seating Business 2017-02-06 322M EUR Divestiture
, France
Arada Systems 2015-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Troy, Michigan · www.aradasystems.com
Autonet Mobile - Intellectual Property 2015-08-17 - Divestiture
, United States
Eagle Ottawa LLC 2015-01-05 850M USD Add-on Acquisition
Auburn Hills, Michigan · www.eagleottawa.com
Guilford Performance Textiles 2012-04-11 257M USD Add-on Acquisition
Wilmington, North Carolina · www.guilfordproducts.com
Guilford Mills, Inc. 2012-04-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Wilmington, North Carolina · www.guilfordtextiles.com
GHW Grote & Hartmann GmbH 2004-07-06 220M USD Add-on Acquisition
Wuppertal, Germany
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Automotive 11 (61%) 5.3B (95%) - -
Information Technology 3 (17%) - - -
Apparel/Textiles 2 (11%) 257M (5%) - -
Plastics 1 (6%) - 1 (100%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - - -
Total 18 $5.6B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 4.8B - -
  Michigan 4 3.2B - -
  North Carolina 2 257M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 474M - -
  Minnesota 1 881M - -
  California 1 - - -
Germany 2 455M - -
Italy 2 - - -
Sweden 1 - 1 -
France 1 322M - -
United Kingdom 1 55M - -
Domestic 11 (61%) 4.8B (85%) - -
Cross-border 7 (39%) 833M (15%) 1 (100%) -
Total 18 $5.6B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
InterOcean Advisors LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.3B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.2B
< $100M 1 $55M
TOTAL $5.6B
Largest UT Automotive
$2.3B (1999-05-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
2 (11%)
Strategic(s)
28%
5 (28%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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