Rockwell Automation - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Rockwell Automation M&A Summary

Rockwell Automation has acquired 31 companies, including 13 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Rockwell Automation’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Plex Systems for $2.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 1996, when it sold Rockwell Automation - Aerospace and Defense Business to The Boeing for $3.1B. Rockwell Automation has acquired in 12 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (28%) and information technology (21%).

Rockwell Automation Business Overview

Where is Rockwell Automation headquartered?

Rockwell Automation is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

What is Rockwell Automation’s revenue?

Rockwell Automation disclosed revenue of 6,330M USD for 2020 and 6,695M USD for 2019.

How many employees does Rockwell Automation have?

Rockwell Automation has 23,500 employees.

What sector is Rockwell Automation in?

Rockwell Automation is a machinery company.

When was Rockwell Automation founded?

Rockwell Automation was founded in 1903.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 5

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc.

1201 South 2nd Street,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
United States,
(414) 382-2000
www.rockwellautomation.com


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 18 5 2 1 3 - 29
vol $2.2B $2.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $5.0B $5.0B
  35

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Rkneal, Inc. 2023-11-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Florissant, Missouri · www.verveindustrial.com
Clearpath Robotics Inc. 2023-09-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Kitchener, Ontario · www.clearpathrobotics.com
Knowledge Lens Pvt Ltd. 2023-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Bengaluru, India · www.knowledgelens.com
CUBIC-Modulsystem A/S 2022-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Brønderslev, Denmark · www.cubic.eu
AVATA 2021-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.avata.com
Plex Systems, Inc. 2021-06-25 2.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Auburn Hills, Michigan · www.plex.com
Fiix, Inc. 2020-11-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.fiixsoftware.com
Cybersec Culture & Awareness SL 2020-10-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Barcelona, Spain · www.trustoylo.com
ASEM SpA 2020-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Udine, Italy · www.asem.it
Kalypso LP 2020-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Beachwood, Ohio · www.kalypso.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 8 (28%) 2.2B (100%) - -
Information Technology 6 (21%) - - -
Machinery 4 (14%) - 1 (17%) 1.8B (36%)
Electrical Equipment 2 (7%) - 2 (33%) -
Electronics 2 (7%) - 2 (33%) 168M (3%)
Technology Hardware 2 (7%) - - -
Automotive 1 (3%) - - -
Business Services 1 (3%) - - -
Engineering 1 (3%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (3%) - - -
Defense - - 1 (17%) 3.1B (61%)
Total 29 $2.2B 6 $5.0B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 18 2.2B 6 5.0B
  California 3 - 1 168M
  Texas 3 - - -
  Wisconsin 2 - - -
  Massachusetts 2 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 - 1 -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Missouri 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 2.2B - -
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  Iowa - - 1 -
  Minnesota - - 1 -
United Kingdom 3 - - -
Canada 2 - - -
  Ontario 2 - - -
India 2 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic 18 (62%) 2.2B (100%) 6 (100%) 5.0B (100%)
Cross-border 11 (38%) - - -
Total 29 $2.2B 6 $5.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Eisen Fox & Co. LLC
1
Silverwood Partners LLC
1
Morgan Stanley
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.2B
TOTAL $2.2B
Largest Plex Systems, Inc.
$2.2B (2021-06-25)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.9B
$100M to $1B 1 $168M
TOTAL $5.0B
Largest Rockwell Automation Inc. - Aerospace and Defense Business
$3.1B (1996-08-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
5 (17%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
83%
5 (83%)

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