Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

1275 Market Street,
San Francisco, California 94103
United States,
(415) 558-0200
www.dolby.com

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For more than four decades, Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers.

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Buy (0.2/yr) # 4 - 1 - - - 5
vol $250M $93M $343M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Largest Coding Technologies AB
$250M (2007-11-08)
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According to our data here at Mergr, Dolby Laboratories has acquired 5 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Dolby Laboratories’ largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Coding Technologies AB for $250M. Dolby Laboratories has acquired in 2 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (40%) and electronics (20%).

When analyzing the electronics sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 98 electronics companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 7 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic electronics acquirer over the past 3 years is Sparton, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the electronics sector over the past 3 years is Ardian Private Equity (AXA) with 3 platform acquisitions.

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