Transformational acquisition

Transformational acquisition is an acquisition of a company or a division of it with the aim to jointly establish a new business model or to enrich the offer for its customers by different expertise and new solutions. This may be different production technologies or new capacity.[1]

This definition is used in recent years only, but a significant number of mergers & acquisitions allocate their transaction to this type.[2][3][4][5]

List of examples for Transformational AcquisitionsEdit

Year Purchaser Purchased Transaction value
1999 Vodafone Airtouch PLC[6] Mannesmann 220 bill. US$
1996 Novartis Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz 30 bill. US$
2014 MMG[7] Las Bambas 5.85 bill. US$
2015 Clinigen Group[8] IDIS Pharma 225 mill. £
2015 Electrovaya Evonik Litarion not published

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ McKinsey & Company, Insights & Publications, 2010: The five types of successful acquisitions
  2. ^ Globalnewswire, April 2015: Electrovaya Completes Transformational Acquisition of Evonik-Litarion
  3. ^ value and opportunity, July 2012: Red flags for investments: “Transformational” acquisitions
  4. ^, Nov. 2012: Carrying out a successful Transformational Acquisition and Integration
  5. ^, May 2014: Deals That Transform Companies
  6. ^ "Mannesmann to accept bid - February 3, 2000". CNN. February 3, 2000.
  7. ^ Bloomberg, July 2014: Las Bambas Transformational Acquisition
  8. ^ Insidermedia, April 2015: Clinigen completes "transformational" acquisition