ARM Holdings plc

110 Fulbourn Road,
Cambridge, CB1 9NJ
United Kingdom,
+ 44 12 2340 0400
www.arm.com

ARM Holdings plc comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company's broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. ARM Holdings was formed in 1990 and is based in Cambridge, England.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 9 3 1 4 2 2 21
vol $350M $350M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
  23

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Largest Apical Ltd.
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ARM Holdings was acquired by SoftBank Group on July 18, 2016.

ARM Holdings has acquired 21 companies of its own, including 12 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

ARM Holdings’ largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Apical for $350M. ARM Holdings has acquired in 5 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (72%) and semiconductors (24%).

When analyzing the semiconductors sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 83 semiconductors companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 6 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic semiconductors acquirer over the past 3 years is Analog Devices, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the semiconductors sector over the past 3 years is Arlington Capital Partners with 1 platform acquisition.

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