Agilent Technologies, Inc.

5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard,
Santa Clara, California 95051
United States,
(408) 345-8886

Agilent Technologies Inc. is a producer of solutions that includes instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. The Company's life sciences and applied markets business provides application-focused solutions that include instruments and software that enable customers to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products, as well as enable customers in the clinical and life sciences research areas to interrogate samples at the molecular level. Agilent's diagnostics and genomics business is comprised of three areas of activity providing solutions that include reagents, instruments, software and consumables, which enable customers in the clinical and life sciences research areas to interrogate samples at the cellular and molecular level. The Agilent CrossLab business spans the entire lab with its consumables and services portfolio, which is designed to improve customer outcomes. Agilent Technologies Inc. was formed in 1999 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 18 - 2 2 1 6 29
vol $4.4B $235M $77M $62M $355M $5.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 1 - - - - 7
vol $3.8B $3.8B

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$2.2B (2012-05-17)
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Largest Broadcom Ltd.
$2.7B (2005-08-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Agilent Technologies has acquired 30 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Agilent Technologies’ largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Dako AS for $2.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2005, when it sold Broadcom to KKR for $2.7B. Agilent Technologies has acquired in 9 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include test/measurement equipment (28%) and medical products (18%).

When analyzing the test/measurement equipment sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 85 test/measurement equipment companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 14 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 7 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic test/measurement equipment acquirer over the past 3 years is Eurofins Scientific SA, with 6 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the test/measurement equipment sector over the past 3 years is Bridgepoint with 2 platform acquisitions.

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