Merck KGaA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Diversified Company

Merck KGaA has acquired 20 companies, including 7 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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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 6

Merck KGaA

Frankfurter Strasse 250,
Darmstadt, 64293
Germany,
+49 (0) 6151 72-0
www.merckgroup.com

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 was founded in 1668 and is based in Darmstadt, Germany.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 16 - 2 - 2 - 20
vol $26.4B $6.6B $33.0B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 - - 2 - - 7
vol $7.8B $3.9B $11.7B
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Intermolecular, Inc. 2019-05-06 62M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.intermolecular.com
Versum Materials Inc. 2019-01-28 6.5B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Allentown, Pennsylvania · www.versummaterials.com
Merck KGaA - Flow Cytometry Portfolio 2018-10-18 70M EUR Divestiture
Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA - Consumer Health Business 2018-04-19 3.8B EUR Divestiture
Darmstadt, Germany
Natrix Separations, Inc. 2017-08-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Burlington, Ontario · www.natrixseparations.com
BioControl Systems, Inc. 2017-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Bellevue, Washington · www.biocontrolsys.com
Ormet Circuits, Inc. 2015-12-14 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.ormetcircuits.com
Sigma-Aldrich Corp. 2015-11-18 17.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
St. Louis, Missouri · www.sigmaaldrich.com
QLight Nanotech Ltd. 2015-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Jerusalem, Israel · www.qlightnano.com
Singulex Life Science Research Business 2015-05-21 - Divestiture
, United States
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Sigma-Aldrich Corp. 2015-11-18 Sigma-Aldrich Corp - Seelze 2015-12-15 1
St. Louis, Missouri · www.sigmaaldrich.com , Germany

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 7 (35%) 17.0B (52%) 4 (57%) 6.1B (52%)
Chemicals 4 (20%) 8.7B (26%) - -
Medical Products 3 (15%) 19M (< 1%) - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (10%) 7.2B (22%) - -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 1 (14%) 1.7B (14%)
Building Materials 1 (5%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (5%) 62M (< 1%) - -
Semiconductors 1 (5%) - - -
Consumer Products - - 1 (14%) 3.8B (33%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (14%) 70M (1%)
Total 20 $33.0B 7 $11.7B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 30.8B 2 1.9B
  Pennsylvania 2 6.5B 1 1.7B
  Washington 2 - - -
  California 2 62M - -
  Missouri 1 17.0B - -
  Massachusetts 1 7.2B - -
  Wisconsin - - 1 275M
Germany 5 - 4 9.4B
China 2 19M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Luxembourg 1 2.1B - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
United Kingdom - - 1 299M
Domestic 5 (25%) - 4 (57%) 9.4B (81%)
Cross-border 15 (75%) 33.0B (100%) 3 (43%) 2.2B (19%)
Total 20 $33.0B 7 $11.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Guggenheim Securities
2
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Nixon Peabody LLP
2
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
1
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $32.9B
< $100M 2 $81M
TOTAL $33.0B
Largest Sigma-Aldrich Corp.
$17.0B (2015-11-18)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $11.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $574M
< $100M 2 $96M
TOTAL $11.7B
Largest Merck Generics
$5.5B (2007-05-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
25%
2 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
6 75%

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