Smiths Group Plc

Cardinal Place 2nd Floor,
London, SW1E 5JL
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7808 5500

Smiths Group is a world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies. Our products and services.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 6 - - 1 - - 7
vol $1.2B $710M $1.9B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 - - 1 2 - 5
vol $272M $168M $76M $516M

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Largest Medex, Inc.
$925M (2005-03-21)
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Largest Volution Group plc
$192M (2002-12-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Smiths Group has acquired 9 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Smiths Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Medex for $925M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2002, when it sold Volution Group to Montagu Private Equity for $192M. Smiths Group has acquired in 6 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include energy services and equipment (29%) and medical products (29%).

When analyzing the diversified sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 87 diversified companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 8 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic diversified acquirer over the past 3 years is EnerSys, with 1 acquisition. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the diversified sector over the past 3 years is MTS Health Investors LLC with 1 platform acquisition.

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