Melrose Industries Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Machinery Company

Melrose Industries has acquired 6 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 9 assets.

Melrose Industries’ largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Nortek for $2.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Elster Group SE to Honeywell International for $5.1B. Melrose Industries has acquired in 3 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include manufacturing (50%) and building materials (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 3

Melrose Industries PLC

Leconfield House Curzon Street,
London, W1J 5JA
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7647 4500
www.melroseplc.net

Melrose buys good manufacturing businesses with strong fundamentals whose performance can be improved. Melrose finances its acquisitions using a low level of leverage, improves the businesses by a mixture of investment and changed management focus, sells them and returns the proceeds to shareholders. Melrose Industries was founded in 2003 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 5 1 - - - - 6
vol $4.7B $2.8B $7.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $5.9B $5.9B
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nortek, Inc. 2016-07-06 2.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Providence, Rhode Island · www.nortek-inc.com
Elster Group SE 2015-07-28 5.1B USD Divestiture
Essen, Germany · www.elster.com
Bridon International Ltd. 2014-10-12 588M USD Divestiture
Doncaster, United Kingdom · www.bridon.com
Eclipse Inc. 2014-09-30 158M USD Add-on Acquisition
Rockford, Illinois · www.eclipsenet.com
Acco Material Handling Solutions 2013-10-09 - Divestiture
York, Pennsylvania · www.accomhs.com
The Crosby Group LLC 2013-10-09 - Divestiture
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.thecrosbygroup.com
Marelli Motori SpA 2013-06-20 239M EUR Divestiture
Arzignano, Italy · www.marellimotori.com
Elster Group SE 2012-06-29 2.3B USD Going Private
Essen, Germany · www.elster.com
Mckechnie Plastic Components 2012-06-01 - Divestiture
Easley, South Carolina
Dynacast International, Inc. 2011-07-11 - Divestiture
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.dynacast.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Machinery 1 (17%) 158M (2%) 5 (56%) -
Manufacturing 3 (50%) 2.3B (30%) 2 (22%) 239M (4%)
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (17%) 2.3B (31%) 1 (11%) 5.1B (86%)
Building Materials 1 (17%) 2.8B (37%) - -
Metals/Mining - - 1 (11%) 588M (10%)
Total 6 $7.5B 9 $5.9B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 3.0B 5 -
  North Carolina 1 - 1 -
  Rhode Island 1 2.8B - -
  Illinois 1 158M - -
  South Carolina - - 1 -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 -
  Oklahoma - - 1 -
  Missouri - - 1 -
United Kingdom 1 736M 2 588M
Germany 1 2.3B 1 5.1B
Italy 1 1.5B 1 239M
Domestic 1 (17%) 736M (10%) 2 (22%) 588M (10%)
Cross-border 5 (83%) 6.8B (90%) 7 (78%) 5.3B (90%)
Total 6 $7.5B 9 $5.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
1
Duff & Phelps Corp.
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $6.6B
$100M to $1B 2 $894M
TOTAL $7.5B
Largest Nortek, Inc.
$2.8B (2016-07-06)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $5.1B
$100M to $1B 2 $826M
TOTAL $5.9B
Largest Elster Group SE
$5.1B (2015-07-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
73%
8 73%
Strategic(s)
27%
3 27%

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