Orica - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Orica M&A Summary

Orica has acquired 7 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 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 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (43%) and manufacturing (15%).

Orica Business Overview

Where is Orica headquartered?

Orica is headquartered in East Melbourne, Australia.

What is Orica’s revenue?

Orica disclosed revenue of 5,611M AUD for 2020 and 5,878M AUD for 2019.

How many employees does Orica have?

Orica has 13,000 employees.

What sector is Orica in?

Orica is a chemicals company.

When was Orica founded?

Orica was founded in 1874.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 6 - - - 1 - 7
vol $1.4B $384M $1.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - 1 - - - 2
vol $750M $128M $878M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Terra Insights 2023-12-19 384M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Maple Ridge, British Columbia · www.terrainsights.com
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 (43%) 560M (32%) 2 (100%) 878M (100%)
Information Technology 1 (14%) 384M (22%) - -
Manufacturing 1 (14%) - - -
Metals/Mining 1 (14%) 670M (38%) - -
Technology Hardware 1 (14%) 146M (8%) - -
Total 7 $1.8B 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 - -
Canada 1 384M - -
  British Columbia 1 384M - -
Domestic 3 (43%) 156M (9%) 1 (50%) 750M (85%)
Cross-border 4 (57%) 1.6B (91%) 1 (50%) 128M (15%)
Total 7 $1.8B 2 $878M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities
1
Legal Deals
Gilbert + Tobin
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.7B
< $100M 1 $10M
TOTAL $1.8B
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)
57%
4 (57%)
Strategic(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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