Robert Bosch Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Diversified Company

Robert Bosch has acquired 19 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Robert Bosch’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Service Solutions Segment SPX for $1.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold L.R. Nelson to Fiskars for $26M. Robert Bosch has acquired in 7 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include machinery (22%) and internet software and services (11%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity19
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 1

Robert Bosch GmbH

Bosch Service Center,
Postfach, 70442
Germany,
+49 711 400 40990
www.bosch.com

Robert Bosch GmbH is a diversified technology, electronics, and automotive manufacturing company. The Company is privately owned and was established in 1886.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 17 1 1 - - - 19
vol $1.7B $1.7B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 4 - - 2 - 1 7
vol $26M $26M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bosch Automotive Steering - Pump Business 2021-03-31 - Divestiture
Berlin, Germany
Syntegon Technology GmbH 2019-07-12 - Divestiture
Waiblingen, Germany · www.syntegon.com
Robert Bosch GmbH - High-Voltage Battery Assets 2019-05-20 - Divestiture
Postfach, Germany
Splitting Fares, Inc. 2018-02-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Detroit, Michigan · www.splt.io
Albertini Cesare S.p.A. 2017-06-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Turate, Italy
ITK Engineering GmbH 2016-10-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Rülzheim, Germany · www.itk-engineering.de
Seeo Inc. 2015-08-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Hayward, California · www.seeo.com
L.R. Nelson Corp. 2014-09-11 26M EUR Divestiture
Peoria, Illinois · www.lrnelson.com
Service Solutions Segment SPX 2012-12-06 1.2B USD Divestiture
Canton, Michigan
RTI Technologies, Inc. 2012-11-29 - Divestiture
York, Pennsylvania · www.rtitech.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Robert Bosch North America, Inc.    - Climatec Building Technologies Group 2015-01-15 3
Farmington Hills, Michigan Phoenix, Arizona · www.climatec.com
Robert Bosch North America, Inc.    - Servico - Kendrion NV 2008-12-22 2
Farmington Hills, Michigan Zeist, Netherlands

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Automotive 2 (11%) 1.2B (69%) 3 (43%) -
Machinery 4 (21%) 100M (6%) - -
Consumer Products 2 (11%) - 2 (29%) 26M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (11%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (14%) -
Electronics 1 (5%) 420M (25%) - -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (5%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - - -
Metals/Mining 1 (5%) - - -
Renewable Energy 1 (5%) - - -
Software 1 (5%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - - -
Packaging - - 1 (14%) -
Total 19 $1.7B 7 $26M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 1.6B 2 26M
  Virginia 2 - - -
  Michigan 2 1.2B - -
  California 2 - - -
  Illinois 1 - 1 26M
  Texas 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 420M - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 -
Germany 6 - 4 -
France - - 1 -
Italy 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 100M - -
Domestic 6 (32%) - 4 (57%) -
Cross-border 13 (68%) 1.7B (100%) 3 (43%) 26M (100%)
Total 19 $1.7B 7 $26M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Angle Advisors LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $520M
TOTAL $1.7B
Largest Service Solutions Segment SPX
$1.2B (2012-12-06)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $26M
TOTAL $26M
Largest L.R. Nelson Corp.
$26M (2014-09-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
26%
5 (26%)
Strategic(s)
11%
2 (11%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
57%
4 (57%)
Strategic(s)
43%
3 (43%)

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