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.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 - 1 - - - 4
vol $3.8B $126M $4.0B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 4 3 1 1 - - 9
vol $1.2B $588M $5.1B $6.9B
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Largest Elster Group SE
$2.3B (2012-06-29)
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Largest Elster Group SE
$5.1B (2015-07-28)

According to our data here at Mergr, Melrose Industries has acquired 4 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 2012, when it acquired Elster Group SE for $2.3B. 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 2 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include manufacturing (50%) and machinery (25%).

When analyzing the machinery sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 279 machinery companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 20 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 5 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic machinery acquirer over the past 3 years is Atlas Copco AB, with 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the machinery sector over the past 3 years is Deutsche Beteiligungs AG with 4 platform acquisitions.

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