abrdn Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial ServicesCompany

abrdn has acquired 6 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

abrdn’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Ignis Asset Management for $600M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold The Manufacturers Life Insurance to Manulife Financial for $4.0B. The Company’s most targeted sectors include financial services (50%) and business services (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

abrdn

Standard Life Aberdeen plc

1 George Street,
Edinburgh, EH2 2LL
United Kingdom,
www.standardlifeaberdeen.com

Standard Life Aberdeen plc is a provider of long-term savings and investments. Established in 1825 and headquartered in Edinburgh, the company has around 8,500 employees internationally. The Standard Life group includes savings and investments businesses, which operate across the UK, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East; workplace pensions and benefits businesses in the UK and Canada; Standard Life Investments, a global investment manager, which manages over £191 billion assets globally; and its Chinese and Indian Joint Venture businesses. Standard Life Aberdeen was founded in 1825 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 5 - - - - 1 6
vol $665M $665M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $7.6B $7.6B
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Interactive Investor Services Ltd. 2022-05-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Leeds, United Kingdom · www.ii.co.uk
AXA Portfolio Services Ltd. (dba Elevate) 2016-05-04 - Divestiture
Basingstoke, United Kingdom · www.axaselfinvestor.co.uk
Standard Life Financial, Inc. 2015-02-02 3.0B CAD Divestiture
Montréal, Quebec · www.standardlife.ca
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. 2014-09-03 4.0B USD Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario
Ignis Asset Management Ltd. 2014-03-26 600M GBP Divestiture
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.ignisasset.com
Focus Solutions 2010-12-07 65M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Warwickshire, United Kingdom · www.focus-solutions.co.uk
Standard Life Healthcare Ltd. 2010-05-11 212M GBP Divestiture
Bournemouth, United Kingdom · www.standardlifehealthcare.co.uk
Aida Capital Ltd. 2010-05-04 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.aidacapital.com
Threesixty Services LLP 2010-03-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.threesixtyservices.co.uk
Standard Life Bank plc 2009-10-26 348M GBP Divestiture
, United Kingdom
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Financial Services 3 (50%) 600M (90%) 1 (25%) 348M (5%)
Insurance - - 3 (75%) 7.3B (95%)
Business Services 1 (17%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (17%) 65M (10%) - -
Software 1 (17%) - - -
Total 6 $665M 4 $7.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 6 665M 2 560M
Canada - - 2 7.0B
  Quebec - - 1 3.0B
  Ontario - - 1 4.0B
Domestic 6 (100%) 665M (100%) 2 (50%) 560M (7%)
Cross-border - - 2 (50%) 7.0B (93%)
Total 6 $665M 4 $7.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Legal Deals
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $600M
< $100M 1 $65M
TOTAL $665M
Largest Ignis Asset Management Ltd.
$600M (2014-03-26)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $7.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $560M
TOTAL $7.6B
Largest The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co.
$4.0B (2014-09-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Strategic(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 (100%)

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