Whirlpool Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Consumer Products Company

Whirlpool has acquired 9 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Whirlpool’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Maytag for $2.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Whirlpool - Embraco Compressor to Nidec for $1.1B. Whirlpool has acquired in 3 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include consumer products (63%) and electrical equipment (13%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 5

Whirlpool Corp. (Whirlpool)

2000 North M-63,
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
United States,
(269) 923-5000
www.whirlpoolcorp.com

Whirlpool is a manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Whirlpool operates 65 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. Its brands include Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, and Bauknecht. Whirlpool was formed in 1898 and is based in Benton Harbor, Michigan.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 7 1 - - - - 8
vol $2.7B $2.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - 1 1 - - 4
vol $156M $1.1B $1.2B
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Whirlpool Corp. - Vessi Fermentor 2019-06-06 - Divestiture
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Whirlpool Corp. - Embraco Compressor 2018-04-24 1.1B USD Divestiture
, Brazil · www.embraco.com
Yummly, Inc. 2017-05-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Redwood City, California · www.yummly.com
American Dryer Corp. 2015-05-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Fall River, Massachusetts · www.amdry.com
Indesit Co. S.p.A. 2014-07-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Fabriano, Italy · www.indesitcompany.com
Hefei Rongshida Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. 2013-08-13 - Divestiture
Hefei, China
W.C. Wood Co., Inc. 2009-12-11 - Special Situations/Distressed
Guelph, Ontario
Whirlpool - Hoover Floor Care Business 2006-12-07 107M USD Divestiture
, United States
ACP, Inc. 2006-09-07 49M USD Divestiture
Cedar Rapids, Iowa · www.acpsolutions.com
Maytag Corp. 2005-08-22 2.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Benton Harbo, Michigan · www.maytag.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Consumer Products 5 (63%) 2.7B (100%) 1 (25%) 107M (9%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (13%) - 1 (25%) 1.1B (87%)
Machinery 1 (13%) - 1 (25%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (13%) - - -
Electronics - - 1 (25%) 49M (4%)
Total 8 $2.7B 4 $1.2B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 2.7B 3 156M
  Michigan 2 2.7B 1 -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
  Iowa - - 1 49M
Brazil 1 - 1 1.1B
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
China 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
Domestic 4 (50%) 2.7B (100%) 3 (75%) 156M (13%)
Cross-border 4 (50%) - 1 (25%) 1.1B (87%)
Total 8 $2.7B 4 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Greenhill & Co., Inc.
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1
Linklaters LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.7B
TOTAL $2.7B
Largest Maytag Corp.
$2.7B (2005-08-22)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 1 $107M
< $100M 1 $49M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Whirlpool Corp. - Embraco Compressor
$1.1B (2018-04-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 (100%)

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