Wabtec Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Machinery Company

Wabtec has acquired 41 companies, including 15 in the last 5 years. A total of 11 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Wabtec’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired GE Transportation for $11.1B. Wabtec has acquired in 10 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include machinery (32%) and manufacturing (19%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity38
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 2

Wabtec Corp.

1001 Air Brake Avenue,
Wilmerding, Pennsylvania 15148
United States,
(412) 825-1000
www.wabteccorp.com

Wabtec Corp. is a provider of value-added, technology-based products and services for the rail industry. Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures a range of products for locomotives, freight cars, and passenger transit vehicles. Wabtec builds new switcher and commuter locomotives and provides aftermarket services, including locomotive and freight car fleet maintenance. Wabtec was formed in 1869 and is headquartered in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 26 5 4 2 - 1 38
vol $969M $212M $11.1B $29M $12.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  38

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
RELCO Locomotives, Inc. 2020-01-08 29M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lisle, Illinois · www.relcolocomotives.com
GE Transportation 2018-05-21 11.1B USD Merger
Chicago, Illinois · www.getransportation.com
ANNAX Anzeigesysteme GmbH 2018-03-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Brunnthal, Germany · www.annax.de
Melett Ltd. 2017-12-04 - Add-on Acquisition
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom · www.melett.com
A.M. General Contractor SpA 2017-10-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Genova, Italy · www.amgc.biz
Thermal Transfer Corp. 2017-04-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Duquesne, Pennsylvania · www.hamonusa.com
Aero Transportation Products, Inc. 2017-03-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Independence, Missouri · www.aerotransportation.com
Workhorse Rail LLC 2016-12-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.workhorserail.com
Faiveley Transport SA 2016-12-01 212M USD Add-on Acquisition
Saint Denis, France · www.faiveleytransport.com
Gerken Group SA 2016-08-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Petit-Rechain, Belgium · www.gerken-group.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Unifin International LP    - GE Heat Transfer 2007-02-08 1
London, Ontario · www.unifin.com Chesapeake, Virginia
Longwood Elastomers, Inc.(dba Longwood Industries)    - Scott Office Systems LLC 2004-01-26 1
Greensboro, North Carolina · www.longwoodindustries.com Livonia, Michigan · www.scottofficesystems.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Machinery 12 (32%) 537M (4%) - -
Manufacturing 7 (18%) 48M (< 1%) - -
Electrical Equipment 6 (16%) 308M (3%) - -
Automotive 3 (8%) 65M (1%) - -
Technology Hardware 2 (5%) - - -
Transportation 2 (5%) 11.3B (92%) - -
Construction 1 (3%) - - -
Electronics 1 (3%) - - -
Engineering 1 (3%) 40M (< 1%) - -
Marketing 1 (3%) - - -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - - -
Total 38 $12.3B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 19 11.9B - -
  Pennsylvania 4 - - -
  Illinois 4 11.5B - -
  Ohio 2 36M - -
  North Carolina 2 - - -
  California 2 74M - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Missouri 1 - - -
  Florida 1 40M - -
United Kingdom 5 79M - -
Canada 3 - - -
  Ontario 3 - - -
Australia 2 - - -
Brazil 2 - - -
Germany 2 52M - -
Italy 2 80M - -
Belgium 1 - - -
France 1 212M - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Domestic 19 (50%) 11.9B (97%) - -
Cross-border 19 (50%) 423M (3%) - -
Total 38 $12.3B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $11.1B
$100M to $1B 3 $732M
< $100M 9 $478M
TOTAL $12.3B
Largest GE Transportation
$11.1B (2018-05-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
69%
11 69%
Strategic(s)
31%
5 31%

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