Orica Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Orica has acquired 6 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Orica’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Excel Mining Systems for $670M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Ixom Operations Pty to The Blackstone Group for $750M. Orica has acquired in 2 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (50%) and manufacturing (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

Orica

Orica Ltd.

1 Nicholson Street, Level 3,
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Australia,
+61 3 9665 7111
www.orica.com

Orica is a provider of commercial explosives and blasting systems to the mining and infrastructure markets, the provider in the provision of ground support in mining and tunneling, and is a supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction. Orica was founded in 1874 and is based in East Melbourne, Australia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $1.4B $1.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - 1 - 2
vol $750M $128M $878M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Minova International Ltd. 2021-12-12 128M EUR Divestiture
Addlestone, United Kingdom · www.minovaglobal.com
GroundProbe Pty Ltd. 2017-12-20 146M AUD Add-on Acquisition
Windsor, Australia · www.groundprobe.com
Ixom Operations Pty Ltd. 2015-02-28 750M USD Divestiture
Victoria, Australia · www.ixom.com
Strata Control Systems, Inc. 2008-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Smithfield, Australia · www.stratacontrol.com
Excel Mining Systems LLC 2007-09-23 670M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bowerston, Ohio · www.excelmining.com
Minova International Ltd. 2006-10-01 550M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Addlestone, United Kingdom · www.minovaglobal.com
Aluminates Chemical Industries Pty. Ltd. 2005-03-21 10M AUD Add-on Acquisition
Melbourne, Australia · www.aluminates.net
Dynamit Nobel - Industrial Explosive Business 2001-01-01 - Divestiture
, United States
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 3 (50%) 560M (41%) 2 (100%) 878M (100%)
Manufacturing 1 (17%) - - -
Metals/Mining 1 (17%) 670M (49%) - -
Technology Hardware 1 (17%) 146M (11%) - -
Total 6 $1.4B 2 $878M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Australia 3 156M 1 750M
United Kingdom 1 550M 1 128M
United States 2 670M - -
  Ohio 1 670M - -
Domestic 3 (50%) 156M (11%) 1 (50%) 750M (85%)
Cross-border 3 (50%) 1.2B (89%) 1 (50%) 128M (15%)
Total 6 $1.4B 2 $878M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.4B
< $100M 1 $10M
TOTAL $1.4B
Largest Excel Mining Systems LLC
$670M (2007-09-23)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $878M
TOTAL $878M
Largest Ixom Operations Pty Ltd.
$750M (2015-02-28)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
50%
3 (50%)
Strategic(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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