M&A Deal Summary

WABCO Holdings Acquires RH Sheppard

On August 24, 2017, WABCO Holdings acquired automotive company RH Sheppard for 145M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is WABCO Holdings’ 4th transaction in the Automotive sector.
  • This is WABCO Holdings’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is WABCO Holdings’ 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is WABCO Holdings’ 1st transaction in Pennsylvania.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-08-24
Target RH Sheppard
Sector Automotive
Buyer(s) WABCO Holdings
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 145M USD


RH Sheppard

Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
RH Sheppard Co., Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of commercial vehicle steering systems, engine pumps and related products and services at the highest quality standards and supports customers with personal service and flexibility.

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WABCO Holdings

Brussels, Belgium


Category Company
Founded 1869
Sector Automotive
Revenue 3.8B USD (2018)

WABCO is a global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Originating from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO is powerfully “Mobilizing Vehicle Intelligence” to support the increasingly autonomous, connected and electric future of the commercial vehicle industry. WABCO continues to pioneer innovations to address key technology milestones in autonomous mobility and apply its extensive expertise to integrate the complex control and fail-safe systems required to efficiently and safely govern vehicle dynamics at every stage of a vehicle’s journey – on the highway, in the city and at the depot.

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Sector (Automotive) 4 of 4
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 6 of 6
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 2
Year (2017) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
2016-04-19 Laydon Composites

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Laydon Composites Ltd. is a manufacturer of aerodynamic devices for heavy-duty trucks and trailers. Company offers a completely integrated approach to aerodynamic solutions including design, prototyping, testing and ISO-certified tooling and manufacturing. Its unique, state-of-the-art capabilities make it an industry leader across North America and worldwide.

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