ARM Holdings Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Semiconductors Company

ARM Holdings has acquired 23 companies of its own, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 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 (66%) and semiconductors (22%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 17 2 3 1 - - 23
vol $350M $350M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - - 1 3
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Trustonic Ltd. 2020-02-24 - Divestiture
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.trustonic.com
Treasure Data, Inc. 2018-07-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.treasuredata.com
Simulity Labs Ltd. 2017-07-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Gwynedd, United Kingdom · www.simulity.com
Blu Wireless Technology 2017-06-26 - Venture
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.bluwireless.com
Mistbase AB 2017-02-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Lund, Sweden · www.mistbase.com
Allinea Software Ltd. 2016-12-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Warwick, United Kingdom · www.allinea.com
Apical Ltd. 2016-05-17 350M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.apical.co.uk
Carbon Design Systems, Inc. 2015-10-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Acton, Massachusetts · www.carbondesignsystems.com
Wicentric 2015-04-16 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.wicentric.com
Sunrise Micro Devices, Inc. 2015-04-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Deerfield Beach, Florida · www.sunrisemicro.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 15 (65%) 350M (100%) - -
Semiconductors 5 (22%) - 2 (67%) -
Communications 2 (9%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (4%) - 1 (33%) -
Total 23 $350M 3 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 - 2 -
  California 5 - 1 -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
United Kingdom 5 350M 1 -
Sweden 2 - - -
1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Norway 1 - - -
Domestic 5 (22%) 350M (100%) 1 (33%) -
Cross-border 18 (78%) - 2 (67%) -
Total 23 $350M 3 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $350M
TOTAL $350M
Largest Apical Ltd.
$350M (2016-05-17)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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