Whirlpool Acquisitions and Exits, 12 Deals Between 1986 and 2019
consumer products Company

Whirlpool has acquired 9 companies, including 3 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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Whirlpool Corp.

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

Whirlpool Corp. 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 Corp. was formed in 1898 and is based in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 1 - 1 - - 8
vol $2.7B $2.7B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - - - 1 1 4
vol $156M $1.1B $1.2B

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Largest Maytag Corp.
$2.7B (2005-08-22)
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Largest Whirlpool Corp. - Embraco Compressor
$1.1B (2018-04-24)

Consumer Products M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the consumer products sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 315 consumer products companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 19 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic consumer products acquirer over the past 3 years is Unilever NV, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the consumer products sector over the past 3 years is L Catterton Partners with 8 platform acquisitions.

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