The Sherwin-Williams Acquisitions, 12 Deals Between 1980 and 2016
chemicals Company

The Sherwin-Williams has acquired 12 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

The Sherwin-Williams’ largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired The Valspar for $11.3B. The Sherwin-Williams has acquired in 7 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (84%) and construction (9%).

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The Sherwin-Williams Co.

101 West Prospect Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
United States,
(216) 566-2000
www.sherwin.com

The Sherwin-Williams Company is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers primarily in North and South America with additional operations in the Caribbean region, Europe and Asia. The Sherwin-Williams Company was formed in 1866 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 11 - 1 - - - 12
vol $1.5B $11.3B $12.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Largest The Valspar Corp.
$11.3B (2016-03-20)
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Chemicals M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the chemicals sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 192 chemicals companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 16 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic chemicals acquirer over the past 3 years is RPM International, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the chemicals sector over the past 3 years is Arsenal Capital Partners with 6 platform acquisitions.


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