The Weir Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Engineering Company

The Weir Group has acquired 17 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

The Weir Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired ESCO for $1.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Weir Flow Control to First Reserve Management for $423M. The Weir Group has acquired in 6 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include machinery (44%) and energy services and equipment (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity21
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 1

The Weir Group PLC

1 West Regent Street,
Glasgow, G2 6DB
United Kingdom,
+44 14 1637 7111
www.global.weir

The Weir Group PLC a global engineering solution provider, we focus on designing, manufacturing and supplying innovative products and expert engineering services for the minerals, oil & gas, and power & industrial markets. The Weir Group was founded in 1871 and is based in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 14 1 1 - - - 16
vol $1.7B $114M $1.3B $3.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 - - 1 1 - 5
vol $35M $423M $405M $864M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Weir Group PLC - Oil & Gas Division 2020-10-05 405M USD Divestiture
Fort Worth, Texas
Weir Flow Control 2019-02-25 423M GBP Divestiture
Glasgow, United Kingdom
ESCO Corp. 2018-04-19 1.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Portland, Oregon · www.escocorp.com
KOP Surface Products Pte Ltd. 2017-06-11 114M USD Add-on Acquisition
Singapore, Singapore · www.kopsurfaceproducts.com
Weir American Hydro Corp. 2016-06-23 - Divestiture
York, Pennsylvania · www.weirpowerindustrial.com/products__services/american_hydro.aspx
Delta Industrial Valves, Inc. 2015-07-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Niles, Michigan · www,deltavalves.com
Trio Engineered Products, Inc. 2014-10-15 220M USD Add-on Acquisition
Irwindale, California · www.trioproducts.com
R. Wales & Son Ltd. 2013-02-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Richmond, Canada · www.rwalesson.com
Liquid Gas Equipment Ltd. 2012-12-28 35M GBP Divestiture
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mathena, Inc. 2012-12-20 240M USD Add-on Acquisition
El Reno, Oklahoma · www.mathena-inc.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Machinery 7 (44%) 548M (17%) - -
Energy Services and Equipment 4 (25%) 931M (30%) 3 (60%) 405M (47%)
Manufacturing 3 (19%) 1.5B (47%) 1 (20%) 423M (49%)
Electrical Equipment 2 (13%) 176M (6%) - -
Engineering - - 1 (20%) 35M (4%)
Total 16 $3.1B 5 $864M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 2.6B 2 405M
  Pennsylvania 2 176M 1 -
  Texas 1 675M 1 405M
  Oregon 1 1.3B - -
  Oklahoma 1 240M - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  California 1 220M - -
United Kingdom - - 3 459M
1 40M - -
  Texas 1 40M - -
Azerbaijan 1 16M - -
Canada 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Malaysia 1 200M - -
Singapore 1 114M - -
South Africa 1 174M - -
South Korea 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic - - 3 (60%) 459M (53%)
Cross-border 16 (100%) 3.1B (100%) 2 (40%) 405M (47%)
Total 16 $3.1B 5 $864M

Top M&A Advisors

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Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 7 $1.8B
< $100M 2 $56M
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest ESCO Corp.
$1.3B (2018-04-19)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $828M
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $864M
Largest Weir Flow Control
$423M (2019-02-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
3 (19%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
80%
4 (80%)

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