Wabtec Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Machinery Company

Wabtec has acquired 42 companies, including 14 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Wabtec’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired GE Transportation for $11.1B. Wabtec has acquired in 11 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include machinery (34%) and manufacturing (18%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity40
    • M&A Buy Activity39
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 2

Wabtec Corp. (Wabtec)

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

Wabtec 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 based in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 31 4 2 - 1 1 39
vol $1.2B $11.1B $29M $400M $12.7B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
  40

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nordco, Inc. 2021-03-23 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
Oak Creek, Wisconsin · www.nordco.com
Wabtec Corp. - Shipper TMS 2020-09-15 - Divestiture
Wilmerding, Pennsylvania
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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Machinery 13 (33%) 937M (7%) - -
Manufacturing 7 (18%) 48M (< 1%) - -
Electrical Equipment 6 (15%) 308M (2%) - -
Automotive 3 (8%) 65M (1%) - -
Technology Hardware 2 (5%) - - -
Transportation 2 (5%) 11.3B (89%) - -
Construction 1 (3%) - - -
Electronics 1 (3%) - - -
Engineering 1 (3%) 40M (< 1%) - -
Marketing 1 (3%) - - -
Safety/Security 1 (3%) - - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (3%) - - -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (100%) -
Total 39 $12.7B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 20 12.3B 1 -
  Pennsylvania 4 - 1 -
  Illinois 4 11.5B - -
  Ohio 2 36M - -
  North Carolina 2 - - -
  California 2 74M - -
  Wisconsin 1 400M - -
  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 20 (51%) 12.3B (97%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 19 (49%) 423M (3%) - -
Total 39 $12.7B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Jones Day
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $11.1B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
< $100M 9 $478M
TOTAL $12.7B
Largest GE Transportation
$11.1B (2018-05-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
23%
9 (23%)
Strategic(s)
13%
5 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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