Acer Acquisitions and Exits, 8 Deals Between 1987 and 2014
technology hardware Company

Acer has acquired 7 companies. It has also divested 1 asset.

Acer’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Gateway for $710M. Acer has acquired in 1 US state, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include technology hardware (72%) and media (15%).

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Acer, Inc.

No. 88, Xintai 5th Road 8th Floor,
New Taipei City, 221
Taiwan,
886 2 2696 1234
www.acer-group.com

Acer designs environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has established a green supply chain. The brand’s PC-centric product offering includes notebook and desktop PCs, servers and storage, LCD monitors, projectors, and smartphones and tablets. Sub-brands include the consumer-focused Aspire series, and commercial sector TravelMate and Veriton series.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
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Largest Gateway, Inc.
$710M (2007-10-16)
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Technology Hardware M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the technology hardware sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 216 technology hardware companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 11 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 4 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic technology hardware acquirer over the past 3 years is Apple, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the technology hardware sector over the past 3 years is H.I.G. Capital with 3 platform acquisitions.


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