The Lubrizol Corp.

29400 Lakeland Boulevard,
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092
United States,
(440)943-4200
www.lubrizol.com

The Lubrizol Corporation is a specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, other transportation-related fluids and industrial lubricants, as well as fuel additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives.

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Buy (1.2/yr) # 7 - 2 3 1 - 13
vol $1.9B $1.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
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$1.8B (2004-06-01)
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The Lubrizol was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway on September 16, 2011.

The Lubrizol has acquired 15 companies of its own, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

The Lubrizol’s largest acquisition to date was in 2004, when it acquired Noveon International for $1.8B. The Lubrizol has acquired in 5 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (62%) and agriculture (8%).

When analyzing the chemicals sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 224 chemicals companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 17 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 4 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic chemicals acquirer over the past 3 years is Axalta Coating Systems, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the chemicals sector over the past 3 years is SK Capital Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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