Reckitt Benckiser Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Consumer ProductsCompany

Reckitt Benckiser Group has acquired 17 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Reckitt Benckiser Group’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 Group has acquired in 6 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include consumer products (48%) and food (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 6

Reckitt Benckiser Group

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

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

Reckitt Benckiser Group 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 was founded in 1819 and is based in Slough, United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 13 1 - 1 - 2 17
vol $11.5B $17.9B $29.4B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 4 1 - - - 2 7
vol $393M $4.2B $4.6B
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. - Greater China Business 2021-06-05 - Divestiture
Glenview, Illinois
Reckitt Benckiser - Scholl 2021-06-02 - Divestiture
Slough, United Kingdom
TheraPearl LLC 2021-02-26 - Divestiture
Akron, Ohio · www.therapearl.com
Biofreeze 2021-02-26 - Divestiture
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio · www.biofreeze.com
Your.MD Ltd. 2019-08-02 - Stake Purchase
London, United Kingdom · www.your.md
RB Food 2017-07-18 4.2B USD Divestiture
Chester, New Jersey
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. 2017-02-10 17.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Glenview, Illinois · www.meadjohnson.com
Hypermarcas - Brazilian Condom and Lubricants Business 2016-01-29 - Divestiture
, Brazil
Indivior PLC 2014-12-23 - IPO
North Chesterfield, Virginia · www.Indivior.com
K-Y Lubricants Brand 2014-03-10 - Divestiture
, United States · www.k-y.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. 2017-02-10 Bega Cheese Ltd. - Spray Drying and Finishing Capabilities 2017-02-27 1
Glenview, Illinois · www.meadjohnson.com North Bega, Australia
Reckitt Benckiser, Inc.    - Reckitt Benckiser - Chore Boy(R) Brand 2005-10-28 1
Parsippany, New Jersey · www.reckittprofessional.com , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Consumer Products 8 (47%) 4.8B (16%) 4 (57%) -
Food 2 (12%) 19.3B (66%) 1 (14%) 4.2B (91%)
Life Science 2 (12%) 2.3B (8%) 1 (14%) -
Medical Products 2 (12%) 3.0B (10%) - -
Chemicals 1 (6%) 80M (< 1%) - -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - - -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (14%) 393M (9%)
Total 17 $29.4B 7 $4.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 21.6B 3 4.2B
  Ohio 2 - - -
  Virginia 1 - 1 -
  New Jersey 1 2.3B 1 4.2B
  Illinois 1 17.9B 1 -
  Utah 1 1.4B - -
United Kingdom 4 6.9B 1 -
Germany - - 2 393M
Brazil 1 - - -
China 1 - - -
India 1 724M - -
Indonesia 1 80M - -
Ireland - - 1 -
South Korea 1 134M - -
Domestic 4 (24%) 6.9B (23%) 1 (14%) -
Cross-border 13 (76%) 22.5B (77%) 6 (86%) 4.6B (100%)
Total 17 $29.4B 7 $4.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
2
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Robey Warshaw LLP
1
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $28.5B
$100M to $1B 2 $858M
< $100M 1 $80M
TOTAL $29.4B
Largest Mead Johnson Nutrition Co.
$17.9B (2017-02-10)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $4.2B
$100M to $1B 1 $393M
TOTAL $4.6B
Largest RB Food
$4.2B (2017-07-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
3 (18%)
Strategic(s)
47%
8 (47%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Strategic(s)
43%
3 (43%)

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