Cohu Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Test/measurement EquipmentCompany

Cohu has acquired 7 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 3 assets.

Cohu’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Xcerra for $627M. Cohu has acquired in 3 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include semiconductors (58%) and test/measurement equipment (29%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 4

Cohu

Cohu, Inc.

12367 Crosthwaite Circle,
Poway, California 92064
United States,
(858) 848-8100
www.cohu.com

Cohu is a provider of test handling, thermal subsystems, package inspection, contactors and MEMS test equipment solutions used by the semiconductor industry. Cohu was founded in 1947 and is based in Poway, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 6 1 - - - - 7
vol $158M $627M $785M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - 1 - 3
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
atg Luther & Maelzer GmbH 2021-05-10 - Divestiture
Wertheim, Germany · www.atg-lm.com
Xcerra Corp. 2018-05-08 627M USD Add-on Acquisition
Norwood, Massachusetts · www.xcerra.com
Kita Manufacturing Co. Ltd. 2016-11-15 15M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sennan City, Japan · www.kita-mfg.com
Fisher Research Laboratory 2016-05-16 - Divestiture
El Paso, Texas · www.fisherlab.com
Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc. 2015-06-11 - Divestiture
Poway, California · www.bms-inc.com
Ismeca Semiconductor Holding SA 2012-12-09 55M USD Divestiture
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland · www.ismeca-semiconductor.net
Rasco GmbH 2008-12-08 80M USD Divestiture
Kolbermoor, Germany
Unisys Corp. - Assets 2006-03-20 8M USD Divestiture
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc. 1984-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Poway, California · www.bms-inc.com
Delta Design, Inc. 1983-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Poway, California · www.deltad.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Semiconductors 4 (57%) 143M (18%) - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (29%) 642M (82%) 1 (33%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (14%) - 1 (33%) -
Safety/Security - - 1 (33%) -
Total 7 $785M 3 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 635M 2 -
  California 2 - 1 -
  Pennsylvania 1 8M - -
  Massachusetts 1 627M - -
  Texas - - 1 -
Germany 1 80M 1 -
Japan 1 15M - -
Switzerland 1 55M - -
Domestic 4 (57%) 635M (81%) 2 (67%) -
Cross-border 3 (43%) 150M (19%) 1 (33%) -
Total 7 $785M 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Needham & Co. LLC
1
Philpott Ball & Werner LLC
1
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $627M
< $100M 4 $158M
TOTAL $785M
Largest Xcerra Corp.
$627M (2018-05-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
43%
3 (43%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
33%
1 (33%)

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