Brooks Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Machinery Company

Brooks has acquired 22 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Brooks’ largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Helix Technology for $454M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Brooks Automation - Cryogenic Business to Atlas Copco AB for $675M. Brooks has acquired in 7 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (29%) and semiconductors (24%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 5

Brooks Automation, Inc. (Brooks)

15 Elizabeth Drive,
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
United States,
(978) 262-2400
www.brooks.com

Brooks is a provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences. Brooks’ technologies, engineering competencies and global service capabilities provide customers speed to market and ensure high uptime and rapid response, which equate to superior value in their mission-critical controlled environments. Brooks was formed in 1978 and is based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 12 3 3 - 2 1 21
vol $1.2B $98M $471M $15M $70M $1.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - 1 - - - 4
vol $292M $675M $967M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Precise Automation, Inc. 2021-04-26 70M USD Add-on Acquisition
Fremont, California · www.preciseautomation.com
Trans-Hit Biomarkers, Inc. 2020-12-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Laval, Quebec · www.trans-hit.com
RURO, Inc. 2020-02-11 15M USD Add-on Acquisition
Frederick, Maryland · www.ruro.com
GENEWIZ, Inc. 2018-09-26 450M USD Add-on Acquisition
South Plainfield, New Jersey · www.genewiz.com
Brooks Automation, Inc. - Cryogenic Business 2018-08-27 675M USD Divestiture
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
BioSpeciMan Corp. 2018-04-24 5M USD Add-on Acquisition
Saint-Laurent, Quebec · www.biospeciman.com
Tec-Sem Group AG 2018-03-28 16M USD Add-on Acquisition
Tӓgerwilen, Switzerland · www.tec-semgroup.com
4titude Ltd. 2017-10-05 65M USD Add-on Acquisition
Surrey, United Kingdom · www.4ti.co.uk
RURO, Inc. - FreezerPro Software 2017-08-24 - Divestiture
Frederick, Maryland
Pacific Bio-Material Management, Inc. 2017-07-05 33M USD Add-on Acquisition
Torrance, California · www.pacificscience.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 6 (29%) 555M (30%) - -
Semiconductors 5 (24%) 918M (50%) 1 (25%) 80M (8%)
Manufacturing 3 (14%) 83M (5%) - -
Software 2 (10%) 15M (1%) 1 (25%) 125M (13%)
Machinery 1 (5%) 70M (4%) 1 (25%) 675M (70%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) 31M (2%) - -
Healthcare Services 1 (5%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (5%) 127M (7%) - -
Real Estate 1 (5%) 33M (2%) - -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (25%) 87M (9%)
Total 21 $1.8B 4 $967M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 15 1.7B 4 967M
  Massachusetts 3 852M 3 880M
  California 5 245M - -
  Maryland 2 15M - -
  Washington 1 10M - -
  New Jersey 1 450M - -
  Indiana 1 127M - -
  Colorado - - 1 87M
Canada 2 5M - -
  Quebec 2 5M - -
United Kingdom 2 81M - -
Germany 1 31M - -
Switzerland 1 16M - -
Domestic 15 (71%) 1.7B (93%) 4 (100%) 967M (100%)
Cross-border 6 (29%) 133M (7%) - -
Total 21 $1.8B 4 $967M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Needham & Co. LLC
2
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Evercore Group LLC
1
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray LLP
1
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.4B
< $100M 12 $421M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest Helix Technology Corp.
$454M (2005-07-11)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $800M
< $100M 2 $167M
TOTAL $967M
Largest Brooks Automation, Inc. - Cryogenic Business
$675M (2018-08-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
3 (14%)
Strategic(s)
14%
3 (14%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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