Acquisitions and disposals

ABB’s acquisition criteria is simple - fill strategic gaps in our geographic, product and end-market portfolio while creating value for our shareholders and maintaining a strong balance sheet

ABB's history is tied to finding complimentary cultures and competencies and driving the combination to establish competitive advantages. Below find press releases highlighting some of the key transactions in the recent years.   

2017

Transactions  Press Release 
July 6 ABB completes acquisition of B&R
July 3 ABB acquires KEYMILE’s communication networks business to strengthen digital grid portfolio and software focus
April 4 ABB to acquire B&R
March 1 ABB completes divestment of cable business to NKT
February 14 ABB strengthens digital offering by acquiring leading pioneer in 3D inspection technology

ABB acquires Gomtec to expand collaborative robotics portfolio
ABB acquires Gomtec to expand collaborative robotics portfolio

2016

Transactions  Press Release 
September 21 ABB to divest cable business to NKT Cables
May 10 ABB acquires SVIA automation solutions

ABB acquires Gomtec to expand collaborative robotics portfolio
ABB acquires Gomtec to expand collaborative robotics portfolio

2015

Transactions  Press Release 
August 4
ABB completes divestment of U.S. cable factory to Southwire Company, LLC
July 6  ABB to divest U.S. cable factory to Southwire
April 14  ABB acquires Gomtec to expand collaborative robotics portfolio
January 5  ABB closes divestment of Full Service business to Nordic Capital

ABB acquires Gomtec to expand collaborative robotics portfolio
ABB acquires Gomtec to expand collaborative robotics portfolio

2014

Transactions  Press Release
August 20  ABB to divest Full Service business to Nordic Capital
August 18 ABB completes sales of Thomas & Betts' Meyer Steel Structures business to Trinity Industries
June 27 ABB to divest Meyer Steel Structures business of Thomas & Betts for $600 million to Trinity Industries Inc.
June 20 ABB completes the sale of Power-One’s Power Solutions business to Bel Fuse
April 28 ABB to sell Power-One’s Power Solutions business to Bel Fuse for $117 Million
March 21 ABB to divest Thomas & Betts HVAC business for $260 million to Nortek

2013

Transactions

Press Release 

October 8 ABB announces sale of Baldor’s generator-set business to Generac Holdings Inc.
October 1 ABB completes acquisition of Los Gatos Research
September 6 ABB buys ELBI Elektrik
August 5 ABB acquires Newron System
July 30 ABB acquires ring motor business from Alstom
July 25  ABB completes acquisition of Power One
July 2 ABB completes acquisition of Dynamotive 
June 7 ABB agrees to buy Dynamotive
May 2   ABB acquires Los Gatos Research
April 22 ABB to acquire Power One
March 4  ABB closes acquisition of APS Technology Group
February 12 ABB acquires APS Technology Group

2012

Transactions

Press Release 

December 12 ABB acquires Gresin
September 11 ABB completes acquisition of Tropos
September 11 ABB completes acquisition of rail business from RGM 
July 30 ABB to acquire the rail business of RGM
June 15
ABB completes acquisition of Tropos
May 16 ABB completes acquisition of Thomas & Betts
February 28 ABB completes public tender offer for Newave Energy Holding SA
January 30 ABB to acquire Thomas & Betts

2011

Transactions

Press Release 

December 12 ABB to acquire Newave to broaden offering in uninterruptible power supply
November 23 ABB to buy Envitech Energy to expand its presence in North-American rail market
November 15 ABB to acquire Powercorp in Australia to expand offering for renewable integration
July 11 ABB acquires the Trasfor Group and expands its transformer business
July 4 ABB to buy Lorentzen & Wettre to strengthen pulp and paper business
July 1 ABB acquires Epyon to expand offering in EV charging infrastructure
May 9 ABB acquires Mincom to broaden its software portfolio
January 26 ABB successfully completes tender offer for Baldor Common Stock
January 20 ABB announces second Extension to tender offer for Baldor Electric Company Common Stock
January 11 ABB announces Extension to tender offer for Baldor Electric Company Common Stock

2010

Transactions 

Press Release 

Nov 30

ABB to acquire Baldor Electric Company to become a global leader in industrial motion

May 5

ABB acquires Ventyx to strenghten its network management business

2009

Transactions 

 Press Release

May 28 ABB expand transformer components portfolio
January 8 ABB acquires full ownership of Finnish joint venture

2008

Transactions 

Press Release 

November 12 ABB expands offering for oil and gas sector
July 16 ABB to acquire Kuhlman Electric Corporation from The Carlyle Group
May 5 ABB acquires New Zealand business to expand power electronics portfolio

2007

Transactions 

Press Release 

November 19 ABB completes sale of Lummus Global
March 6 ABB sells building systems business in Germany
February 6 ABB sells stakes in power projects in Morocco and India

2006

No major acquisitions or divestments