BAE System - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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BAE System M&A Summary

BAE System has acquired 28 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

BAE System’s largest acquisition to date was in 2023, when it acquired Ball - Aerospace Business for $5.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2012, when it sold Safariland to Palm Beach Capital for $124M. BAE System has acquired in 10 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include aerospace (19%) and technology hardware (15%).

BAE System Business Overview

Where is BAE System headquartered?

BAE System is headquartered in Farnborough, United Kingdom.

What is BAE System’s revenue?

BAE System disclosed revenue of 19,521M GBP for 2021 and 19,277M GBP for 2020.

How many employees does BAE System have?

BAE System has 91,400 employees.

What sector is BAE System in?

BAE System is a defense company.

When was BAE System founded?

BAE System was founded in 1970.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 2

BAE System

BAE Systems plc

Warwick House Farnborough Aerospace Centre PO Box 87,
Farnborough, GU14 6YU
United Kingdom,
+44 12 5237 3232
www.baesystems.com

BAE Systems 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 incorporated in 1970 and is headquartered in Farnborough, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 19 3 3 - 1 1 27
vol $5.5B $2.2B $5.6B $13.3B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 4 1 1 1 - - 7
vol $134M $31M $165M
  34

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Malloy Aeronautics Ltd. 2024-02-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Maidenhead, United Kingdom · www.malloyaeronautics.com
Ball - Aerospace Business 2023-08-17 5.6B USD Divestiture
Westminster, Colorado
BAE Systems plc - NetReveal 2022-07-12 - Divestiture
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Bohemia Interactive Simulations k.s. 2021-11-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Prague, Czech Republic · www.bisimulations.com
In-Space Missions Ltd. 2021-09-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Alton, United Kingdom · www.in-space.co.uk
BAE Systems Rokar International Ltd. 2021-04-01 31M USD Divestiture
Haifa, Israel
Pulse Power and Measurement Ltd. 2021-03-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Wiltshire, United Kingdom · www.ppm.co.uk
SilverSky 2020-11-02 - Divestiture
Morrisville, North Carolina · www.silversky.com
Techmodal Ltd. 2020-08-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.techmodal.com
Raytheon Technologies Corp. - Collins Aerospace Military Global Positioning System (GPS) Business 2020-07-31 - Divestiture
Farmington, Connecticut
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Aerospace 5 (19%) - 1 (14%) -
Information Technology 4 (15%) 250M (2%) 2 (29%) -
Technology Hardware 4 (15%) 86M (1%) 2 (29%) 41M (25%)
Defense 4 (15%) 7.0B (53%) - -
Software 3 (11%) - - -
Marine 2 (7%) 352M (3%) 1 (14%) -
Safety/Security 1 (4%) - 1 (14%) 124M (75%)
Business Services 1 (4%) - - -
Electronics 1 (4%) 28M (< 1%) - -
Manufacturing 1 (4%) - - -
Packaging 1 (4%) 5.6B (42%) - -
Total 27 $13.3B 7 $165M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 17 13.3B 4 134M
  Florida 4 2.6B 1 124M
  Virginia 4 4.8B - -
  North Carolina 2 233M 1 -
  Massachusetts 1 - 1 10M
  California 1 86M 1 -
  Texas 1 28M - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 5.6B - -
United Kingdom 6 - 1 -
Australia 2 17M - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
Germany - - 1 -
Israel - - 1 31M
Sweden 1 - - -
Domestic 6 (22%) - 1 (14%) -
Cross-border 21 (78%) 13.3B (100%) 6 (86%) 165M (100%)
Total 27 $13.3B 7 $165M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Gleacher Shacklock LLP
2
Legal Deals
DLA Piper
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $12.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
< $100M 3 $131M
TOTAL $13.3B
Largest Ball - Aerospace Business
$5.6B (2023-08-17)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $124M
< $100M 2 $41M
TOTAL $165M
Largest Safariland LLC
$124M (2012-07-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
5 (19%)
Strategic(s)
30%
8 (30%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Strategic(s)
71%
5 (71%)

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