UL Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Safety/security Company

UL has acquired 23 companies, including 10 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 1 asset.

UL’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired STR Holdings - Quality Assurance Business for $275M. UL has acquired in 10 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include test/measurement equipment (31%) and software (27%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories)

333 Pfingsten Road,
Northbrook, Illinois 60062-2096
United States,
(847) 272-8800
www.ul.com

UL is a global independent safety science company offering expertise across six key strategic businesses: Commercial & Industrial, Environment, Information & Insights, Life & Health, Consumer and Workplace Health & Safety. Our breadth, established objectivity and proven history mean we are a symbol of trust, enabling us to help provide peace of mind to all.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 16 4 2 - 1 - 23
vol $275M $275M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HOMER Energy LLC 2019-12-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Boulder, Colorado · www.homerenergy.com
ChemADVISOR 2017-11-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.chemadvisor.com
AE s.r.l. - Appliances Engineering 2017-08-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Varese, Italy · www.ae-online.it
Consumer Testing Laboratories, Inc. 2016-10-06 - Add-on Acquisition
West Palm Beach, Florida · www.consumertesting.com
AWS Truepower LLC 2016-09-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Albany, New York · www.awstruepower.com
Safeware Quasar Ltd. 2016-09-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Coalville, United Kingdom · www.safeware-int.com
cr360 Ltd. (CRedit360) 2016-02-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.cr360.com
InfoGard Laboratories, Inc. 2015-12-08 - Add-on Acquisition
San Luis Obispo, California · www.infogard.com
Acquirer Systems Ltd. 2015-11-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.acquirer.com
National Analysis Center, Inc. 2015-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
West Palm Beach, Florida · www.nationalanalysiscenter.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Test/Measurement Equipment 7 (30%) - - -
Software 6 (26%) - - -
Information Technology 3 (13%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 2 (9%) - - -
Business Services 1 (4%) - - -
Information Services 1 (4%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (4%) 275M (100%) - -
Renewable Energy 1 (4%) - - -
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - - -
Life Science - - 1 (100%) -
Total 23 $275M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 275M 1 -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  New York 2 - - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  California 2 - - -
  Wyoming 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 275M - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Indiana - - 1 -
United Kingdom 3 - - -
Italy 2 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 - - -
Domestic 14 (61%) 275M (100%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 9 (39%) - - -
Total 23 $275M 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $275M
TOTAL $275M
Largest STR Holdings, Inc. - Quality Assurance Business
$275M (2011-08-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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