Rockwood Holdings Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Chemicals Company

Rockwood Holdings has acquired 2 companies. It has also divested 5 assets.

Rockwood Holdings’ largest acquisition to date was in 2004, when it acquired Dynamit Nobel AG for $2.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold CeramTec Group to Cinven for $1.7B. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

100 Overlook Center,
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
United States,
(609) 514-0300
www.rockwoodspecialties.com

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. is a provider of specialty chemicals, pigments, additives and advanced materials to specialized manufacturing and technology companies throughout the world. The company is a global producer for many of its products including lithium compounds and chemicals, surface treatment chemicals, TiO2 pigments for synthetic fibers and ceramic hip joints.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $2.5B $2.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $3.3B $3.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Chemetall GmbH 2014-07-15 - Divestiture
Frankfurt, Germany · www.chemetall.com
Rockwood - Performance Additives and Titanium Dioxide Business 2013-09-17 1.3B USD Divestiture
, United States
CeramTec Group 2013-09-04 1.7B EUR Divestiture
Plochingen, Germany · www.ceramtec.com
AlphaGary Corp. 2010-12-17 - Divestiture
Leominster, Massachusetts · w.alphagary.com
Rockwood Holdings - Electronics Business 2008-01-02 315M USD Add-on Acquisition
, France
Chemetall GmbH 2004-04-19 - Divestiture
Frankfurt, Germany · www.chemetall.com
Dynamit Nobel AG 2004-04-19 2.5B EUR Divestiture
Troisdorf, Germany · www.dynamit-nobel.com/english
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Chemicals 2 (100%) 2.5B (100%) 4 (80%) 1.6B (49%)
Manufacturing - - 1 (20%) 1.7B (51%)
Total 2 $2.5B 5 $3.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Germany 2 2.5B 2 1.7B
United States - - 2 1.3B
  Massachusetts - - 1 -
France - - 1 315M
Domestic - - 2 (40%) 1.3B (40%)
Cross-border 2 (100%) 2.5B (100%) 3 (60%) 2.0B (60%)
Total 2 $2.5B 5 $3.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.5B
TOTAL $2.5B
Largest Dynamit Nobel AG
$2.5B (2004-04-19)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $315M
TOTAL $3.3B
Largest CeramTec Group
$1.7B (2013-09-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
20%
1 20%
Strategic(s)
80%
4 80%

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