Merck KGaA Acquisitions and Exits, 27 Deals Between 1999 and 2019
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Merck KGaA has acquired 20 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 7 assets.

Merck KGaA’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Sigma-Aldrich for $17.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Merck Generics to Mylan NV for $5.5B. Merck KGaA has acquired in 6 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (35%) and chemicals (20%).

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Merck KGaA

Frankfurter Strasse 250,
Darmstadt, 64293
+49 (0) 6151 72-0

Merck KGaA is a science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Merck develops technologies that improve and enhance life from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. Merck KGaA was originally established in 1668 and is headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 12 4 - 2 - 2 20
vol $9.4B $17.0B $6.6B $33.0B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 - - - 2 - 7
vol $7.8B $3.9B $11.7B

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Largest Sigma-Aldrich Corp.
$17.0B (2015-11-18)
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Largest Merck Generics
$5.5B (2007-05-12)

Diversified M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the diversified sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 86 diversified companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 10 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic diversified acquirer over the past 3 years is Spectrum Brands Holdings, with 1 acquisition. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the diversified sector over the past 3 years is WindRose Health Investors with 1 platform acquisition.

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