The Valspar Corp.

1101 South 3rd Street,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
United States,
(612) 851-7000

The Valspar Corp. is a provider of paints and coatings products for the consumer market as well as highly-engineered coating products and solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets. Valspar was formed in 1806 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Buy (0.8/yr) # 11 1 2 1 - - 15
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
vol $420M $420M

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$975M (2000-12-20)
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Largest The Valspar Corp. - Industrial Wood Coatings business
$420M (2017-04-12)

The Valspar was acquired by The Sherwin-Williams on March 20, 2016.

The Valspar has acquired 15 companies of its own, including 4 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 1 asset.

The Valspar’s largest acquisition to date was in 2000, when it acquired Lilly Industries for $975M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold The Valspar - Industrial Wood Coatings business to Axalta Coating Systems for $420M. The Valspar has acquired in 4 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include chemicals (94%) and construction (7%).

When analyzing the chemicals sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 202 chemicals companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 14 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 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 Arsenal Capital Partners with 5 platform acquisitions.

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