Reckitt Benckiser plc

Turner House, 103-105 Bath Road,
Slough, SL1 3UH
United Kingdom,
+44 (0) 1753 217800

Reckitt Benckiser plc (RB) is a global consumer health and hygiene company. RB has operations in over 60 countries and its health, hygiene and home portfolio is led by global brands that include Nurofen, Strepsils Gaviscon, Mucinex, Durex, Scholl, Clearasil, Lysol, Dettol, Veet, Harpic, Cillit Bang, Mortein, Finish, Vanish, Calgon, Air Wick, Woolite and French’s. Reckitt Benckiser plc was originally established in 1823 and is based in London.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 10 1 - 1 1 - 13
vol $11.5B $17.9B $29.4B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 3 2 - - 1 - 6
vol $393M $4.2B $4.6B

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$17.9B (2017-02-10)
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Largest RB Food
$4.2B (2017-07-18)

According to our data here at Mergr, Reckitt Benckiser has acquired 13 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Reckitt Benckiser’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Mead Johnson Nutrition for $17.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold RB Food to McCormick for $4.2B. Reckitt Benckiser has acquired in 5 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include consumer products (39%) and food (16%).

When analyzing the consumer products sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 287 consumer products companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 24 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic consumer products acquirer over the past 3 years is Unilever NV, with 8 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the consumer products sector over the past 3 years is L Catterton with 9 platform acquisitions.

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