Exar Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Semiconductors Company

Exar has acquired 10 companies of its own. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Exar’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Integrated Memory Logic for $224M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Integrated Memory Logic to Beijing E-Town Chipone Technology for $136M. Exar has acquired in 2 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include semiconductors (75%) and technology hardware (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 3

Exar Corp.

48720 Kato Road,
Fremont, California 94538
United States,
(510) 668-7000
www.exar.com

Exar Corp. is a designer, developer and marketer of high-performance integrated circuits and system solutions for the Communications, High-End Consumer, Industrial & Embedded Systems, and Networking & Storage markets. Exar's broad product portfolio includes analog, display, LED lighting, mixed-signal, power management, connectivity, data management, and video processing solutions.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $263M $263M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $136M $136M
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Integrated Memory Logic Ltd. 2016-06-02 136M USD Divestiture
San Jose, California · www.iml-inc.com
Integrated Memory Logic Ltd. 2014-09-16 224M USD Merger
San Jose, California · www.iml-inc.com
Stretch, Inc. 2014-01-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Fremont,, California · www.stretchinc.com
Cadeka Microcircuits LLC 2013-07-08 29M USD Add-on Acquisition
Loveland, Colorado · www.cadeka.com
Neterion, Inc. 2010-02-10 10M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cupertino,, California · www.neterion.com
Sipex Corp. 2009-08-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Milpitas, California
Galazar Networks, Inc. 2009-06-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Ottawa, Ontario
Hifn, Inc. 2009-02-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Fremont, California
Infineon Optical Networking (ON) Business Unit 2005-04-07 - Divestiture
, Germany
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Semiconductors 6 (75%) 253M (96%) 1 (100%) 136M (100%)
Technology Hardware 2 (25%) 10M (4%) - -
Total 8 $263M 1 $136M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 263M 1 136M
  California 5 234M 1 136M
  Colorado 1 29M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Domestic 6 (75%) 263M (100%) 1 (100%) 136M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (25%) - - -
Total 8 $263M 1 $136M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Cowen Group, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
1
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $224M
< $100M 2 $39M
TOTAL $263M
Largest Integrated Memory Logic Ltd.
$224M (2014-09-16)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $136M
TOTAL $136M
Largest Integrated Memory Logic Ltd.
$136M (2016-06-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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