Whirlpool Corp.

Whirlpool Corp.

Whirlpool Corp.

Date Founded



2000 North M-63, Benton Harbor, MI, 49022-2692, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Appliances & Electronics
Computer Software

Company Description

Whirlpool Corp. is engaged in manufacturing and marketing home appliances. The company's products include home laundry appliances, home refrigerators and freezers, home cooking appliances, home dishwashers, and room air-conditioning equipment, mixers, and portable household appliances. Its brands include Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp,Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, and Indesit. The company operates through the following segments: North America; Europe, Middle East & Africa; Latin America; and Asia. Whirlpool was founded by Emory Upton, Fred Upton, and Louis C. Upton in 1898 and is headquartered in Benton Harbor, MI.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President-Corporate Affairs & General Counsel

Corporate Secretary & General Counsel

Vice President, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Executive Vice President & President-EMEA Region

President, Whirlpool Latin America

Assistant General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Executive Vice President-Global Product Organization

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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Whirlpool Corp.

Senior Operating Partner at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Managing Partner at Essex Equity Capital Management LLC

Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

Managing Partner at Eaglepoint Advisors LLC

Chief Financial Officer at Ally Financial, Inc.

President & Director at Armed Forces Benefit Association

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Yum! Brands Foundation, Inc.

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PRIMECAP Management aims to provide superior long-term investment results by utilizing fundamental research and bottom-up stock picking to construct portfolios. The firm looks for stocks that will outperform the market over a three to five-year horizon. PRIMECAP Management does not have a committee or small group that decides on whether or not to invest in an idea. Each portfolio manager makes an individual decision whether or not to invest in new ideas.

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Greenhaven performs its own research on every security it purchases for clients. Their research normally includes the study of public information (Form 10Ks, annual reports, newspapers, magazines, etc.). The firm's investment strategy is to purchase undervalued securities and then to sell the securities when they become fully or overvalued. While they mainly invest in common stocks, Greenhaven may purchase warrants, convertible or other debt securities, or other types of securities that might serve as a proxy for common stocks. In an account is not fully-invested, Greenhaven may purchase US Treasury Bills or Notes, or other cash equivalents.

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Lyrical Asset Management employs a value investment approach. They believe that a portfolio of companies with low valuations relative to their long-term normalized earnings power will outperform the overall market over time. The firm's philosophy is to invest only in businesses that they believe are of high quality. Investments are limited to publicly-traded equity securities and cash equivalents. Clients may impose restrictions on investing in certain securities or types of securities. Lyrical Asset Management begins with a universe of the top 1,000 US stocks (market-cap around $3 billion), and then uses a proprietary screen to generate investment candidates. The screen estimates a fair price for each stock applying a normalized multiple to an estimate of 5-year forward normalized earnings, which is calculated by taking the historical earnings trend line of a company and consensus estimates for future earnings and statistically extrapolating forward 5 years. Each portfolio candidate/stock idea goes through a fundamental research process. This process is designed to develop an understanding of the business, including drivers of growth and profitability, competitive advantages, position and leverage with customers and suppliers, historical and potential business threats/opportunities, and management style, objectives and incentives. Attractive investment ideas are considered for inclusion in the portfolio. These are companies where Lyrical believes the investment controversy to be temporary, where the underlying business has sufficient quality and durability, and where the discount in the stock price is large enough to compensate for the risks of the investment.

Recent Transactions
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Tamburi Investment Partners SpA (Private Equity) purchases Elica SpA from Whirlpool Corp.

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Whirlpool Corp., Whirlpool of India Ltd. purchase Elica Pb India Pvt. Ltd. from Elica SpA

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Whirlpool Corp. /Amiens Factory/ /Decayaux purchases Whirlpool Corp /Amiens Factory from Whirlpool Corp.

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Advised onWhirlpool Corp. purchases Brasmotor SA

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Advised onWhirlpool Corp. purchases Maytag Corp.

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Advised onTechtronic Industries Co., Ltd. purchases The Hoover Co., Inc. from Whirlpool Corp.

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Advised onTechtronic Industries Co., Ltd. purchases The Hoover Co., Inc. from Whirlpool Corp.

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Rank #134
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Rank #134
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