Lincoln Electric Holdings is a leading player in the Industrial Manufacturing sector, which is engaged in the manufacture of products from raw materials.
As we have already commented in other posts about the investment trends The latest report on this sector, published a few days ago, is a market that is experiencing great growth today, with more than 465 companies created and more than three billion dollars invested since 2010.
As we said before, Lincoln Electric Holdings has positioned itself as one of the leading companies in the sector, and has also been the most active company in acquisitions in recent years, with 20 M&A transactions completed.
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc (LECO) is a multinational welding company that specialises in the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of equipment, machinery and systems. The company is listed in the Fortune 1000, the ranking of the 1000 largest companies in the United States by revenue, and has a large global distribution network, supplying to more than 160 countries.
Lincoln Electric Holdings is listed on NASDAQ and today has a market capitalisation of USD 4.5 billion.with a turnover of 3 billion dollars in the last financial year.
As mentioned above, Lincoln Electric has been the company that has made the most acquisitions in the last decade.
The latest acquisition was also one of the most capital-intensive deals undertaken by the company. It was in May 2016 and Lincoln Electric acquired Brazilian telecommunications company Vizient58 million.
A year earlier, in April 2015, it made another of the most valuable acquisitions in its history. It bought the US company and automotive parts distributor Rimrock 32 million.