discoverIE Group - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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discoverIE Group M&A Summary

discoverIE Group has acquired 20 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

discoverIE Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Cursor Controls for $35M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Acal - IT Solutions Business to Avnet for $63M. discoverIE Group has acquired in 1 US state, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include electrical equipment (40%) and technology hardware (20%).

discoverIE Group Business Overview

Where is discoverIE Group headquartered?

discoverIE Group is headquartered in Guildford, United Kingdom.

What is discoverIE Group’s revenue?

discoverIE Group disclosed revenue of 379M GBP for 2022 and 454M GBP for 2021.

How many employees does discoverIE Group have?

discoverIE Group has 5,000 employees.

What sector is discoverIE Group in?

discoverIE Group is an electronics company.

When was discoverIE Group founded?

discoverIE Group was founded in 1986.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12

discoverIE Group

discoverIE Group plc

2 Chancellor Court, Occam Road Surrey Research Park,
Guildford, GU2 7AH
United Kingdom,
+44 14 8354 4500
www.discoverieplc.com

discoverIE Group is an electronics, designing, manufacturing and distributing electronic, photonic and medical products for the industrial and healthcare sectors. It is the only such provider with an infrastructure to deliver a broad range of specialist products and bespoke solutions across Europe. discoverIE Group was founded in 1986 and is based in Guildford, United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 18 1 1 - - - 20
vol $86M $86M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $92M $92M
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Antenova M2M 2021-09-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Herts, United Kingdom · www.antenova-m2m.com
Phoenix America 2020-10-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Fort Wayne, Indiana · www.phoenixamerica.com
Cursor Controls Ltd. 2018-10-17 35M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom · www.cursorcontrols.com
Variohm Holdings Ltd. 2017-01-20 21M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Towcester, United Kingdom · www.variohmholdings.com
Plitron Manufacturing, Inc. 2016-02-12 3M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.plitron.com
Contour Electronics Asia Ltd. 2016-01-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Hong Kong, China · www.contourelectronics.com
Contour Holdings Ltd. 2016-01-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Guildford, United Kingdom
Flux A/S 2015-11-06 6M DKK Add-on Acquisition
Asnaes, Denmark · www.flux.dk
FOSS A/S 2015-01-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Hillerod, Denmark · www.foss.dk
Noratel AS 2014-06-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Hokksund, Norway · www.noratel.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Electrical Equipment 8 (40%) 9M (10%) 1 (17%) 12M (13%)
Technology Hardware 4 (20%) 47M (54%) - -
Electronics 3 (15%) - 1 (17%) -
Distribution 2 (10%) - 1 (17%) 5M (6%)
Information Technology - - 2 (33%) 73M (79%)
Communications 1 (5%) - - -
Semiconductors 1 (5%) 21M (25%) - -
Transportation 1 (5%) 9M (10%) - -
Business Services - - 1 (17%) 1M (1%)
Total 20 $86M 6 $92M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 7 66M 5 86M
France 3 - - -
Germany 3 10M - -
Denmark 2 6M - -
Canada 1 3M - -
  Ontario 1 3M - -
China 1 - - -
Netherlands - - 1 5M
Norway 1 - - -
Sweden 1 2M - -
United States 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
Domestic 7 (35%) 66M (76%) 5 (83%) 86M (94%)
Cross-border 13 (65%) 20M (24%) 1 (17%) 5M (6%)
Total 20 $86M 6 $92M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 7 $86M
TOTAL $86M
Largest Cursor Controls Ltd.
$35M (2018-10-17)
sell # Total
< $100M 5 $92M
TOTAL $92M
Largest Acal plc - IT Solutions Business
$63M (2007-09-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
30%
6 (30%)
Strategic(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Strategic(s)
83%
5 (83%)

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