Weyerhaeuser Co.

33663 Weyerhaeuser Way South,
Federal Way, Washington 98063
United States,
(253) 924-2345

Weyerhaeuser Co. is a large private owner of timberlands. Weyerhaeuser owns or controls nearly 7 million acres of timberlands, primarily in the US, and manages additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. The Company also manufacturers wood products and specialty cellulose fibers products. Weyerhaeuser Co. was formed in 1900 and is based in Federal Way, Washington.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 7 - - 1 - - 8
vol $8.7B $8.4B $17.1B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 7 - - 3 - - 10
vol $4.6B $285M $4.9B

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$8.4B (2016-02-19)
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Largest Weyerhaeuser - Containerboard, Packaging and Recycling Business
$4.6B (2008-03-17)

According to our data here at Mergr, Weyerhaeuser has acquired 8 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 10 assets.

Weyerhaeuser’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Plum Creek Timber for $8.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2008, when it sold Weyerhaeuser - Containerboard Packaging and Recycling Business to International Paper for $4.6B. Weyerhaeuser has acquired in 4 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include forest products (63%) and communications (13%).

When analyzing the forest products sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 41 forest products companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 4 have acquired at least 5 companies. The most prolific strategic forest products acquirer over the past 3 years is Supremex, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the forest products sector over the past 3 years is Arbor Investments with 1 platform acquisition.

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