BAE Systems Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Defense Company

BAE Systems has acquired 21 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

BAE Systems’ largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired United Defense Industries for $4.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2012, when it sold Safariland to Palm Beach Capital for $124M. BAE Systems has acquired in 9 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include defense (20%) and aerospace (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 1

BAE Systems plc

6 Carlton Gardens,
London, SW1Y 5AD
United Kingdom,
+44 1252 373 232
www.baesystems.com

BAE Systems plc is a provider of defense and security products and services. From sophisticated cyber services and military support, to mission critical electronic systems and protection equipment, BAE aims to be at the forefront of defense technology and science. BAE Systems was founded in 1979 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 17 - 1 - 1 1 20
vol $5.5B $2.2B $7.7B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - 1 - - - 4
vol $134M $134M
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Collins Aerospace - Global Positioning System (GPS) & Raytheon’s Airborne Tactical Radios (ATR) Business. 2020-01-20 2.2B USD Divestiture
West Palm Beach, Florida
Riptide Autonomous Solutions - Key Business 2019-06-03 - Divestiture
Plymouth, Massachusetts
IAP Research, Inc. 2017-02-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Dayton, Ohio · www.iap.com
BAE Systems - Ship Repair Business 2017-01-02 - Divestiture
San Francisco, California
Eclipse Electronic Systems, Inc. 2014-12-11 28M USD Divestiture
Richardson, Texas · www.sigint.com
Perimeter Internetworking Corp. (dba SilverSky) 2014-10-21 233M USD Add-on Acquisition
Milford, Connecticut · www.silversky.com
Signal Innovations Group, Inc. 2014-07-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Durham, North Carolina · www.siginnovations.com
Safariland LLC 2012-07-30 124M USD Divestiture
Jacksonville, Florida · www.safariland.com
SpecTal LLC 2011-02-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Virginia · www.spectal.com
Fairchild Imaging, Inc. 2011-01-21 86M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.fairchildimaging.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Defense 4 (20%) 7.0B (91%) - -
Aerospace 3 (15%) - 1 (25%) -
Marine 2 (10%) 352M (5%) 1 (25%) -
Technology Hardware 2 (10%) 86M (1%) 1 (25%) 10M (7%)
Information Technology 2 (10%) 17M (< 1%) - -
Software 2 (10%) - - -
Safety/Security 1 (5%) - 1 (25%) 124M (93%)
Business Services 1 (5%) - - -
Electronics 1 (5%) 28M (< 1%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (5%) 233M (3%) - -
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - - -
Total 20 $7.7B 4 $134M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 15 7.7B 3 134M
  Florida 4 2.6B 1 124M
  Virginia 4 4.8B - -
  Massachusetts 1 - 1 10M
  California 1 86M 1 -
  Texas 1 28M - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 233M - -
Australia 2 17M - -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
Germany - - 1 -
Sweden 1 - - -
Domestic 2 (10%) - - -
Cross-border 18 (90%) 7.7B (100%) 4 (100%) 134M (100%)
Total 20 $7.7B 4 $134M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Gleacher Shacklock LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $6.4B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
< $100M 3 $131M
TOTAL $7.7B
Largest United Defense Industries, Inc.
$4.2B (2005-06-27)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $124M
< $100M 1 $10M
TOTAL $134M
Largest Safariland LLC
$124M (2012-07-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
45%
5 45%
Strategic(s)
55%
6 55%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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