EXFO - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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EXFO M&A Summary

EXFO has acquired 14 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years.

EXFO’s largest acquisition to date was in 2000, when it acquired Burleigh Instruments for $275M. EXFO has acquired in 4 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include test/measurement equipment (65%) and software (15%).

EXFO Business Overview

Where is EXFO headquartered?

EXFO is headquartered in Quebec, Quebec.

What is EXFO’s revenue?

EXFO disclosed revenue of 267M USD for 2020 and 287M USD for 2019.

How many employees does EXFO have?

EXFO has 1,814 employees.

What sector is EXFO in?

EXFO is a technology hardware company.

When was EXFO founded?

EXFO was founded in 1985.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1
  • M&A Advisors 3

EXFO

EXFO, Inc.

400 Godin Avenue,
Quebec, Quebec G1M 2K2
Canada,
(418) 683-0211
www.exfo.com

EXFO is a provider of next-generation test, service assurance and end-to-end quality of experience solutions for mobile and fixed network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global telecommunications industry. EXFO’s intelligent solutions with contextually relevant analytics improve end-user quality of experience, enhance network performance and drive operational efficiencies throughout the network and service delivery lifecycle. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, VoLTE, IMS, video, Ethernet/IP, SNMP, OTN, FTTx, xDSL and various optical technologies accounting for more than 38% of the global portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO was founded in 1985 and is based in Quebec, Canada.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 13 1 - - - - 14
vol $557M $557M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
InOpticals, Inc. 2020-09-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Hsinchu , Taiwan · www.inopticals.com
Yenista Optics S.A.S. 2017-09-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Lannion, France · www.yenista.com
Astellia 2017-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Cedex, France · www.astellia.com
Ontology-Partners Ltd. (Ontology Systems) 2017-03-02 8M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.ontology.com
Absolute Analysis, Inc. - Optical RF Test Technology 2016-10-31 8M USD Divestiture
Newbury Park, California
Aito Technologies Oy 2014-06-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Espoo, Finland · www.aitotechnologies.com
NetHawk Oyj 2010-03-12 42M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Oulu, Finland
BRiX Networks 2008-04-02 29M USD Add-on Acquisition
Chelmsford, Massachusetts · www.brixnet.com
Navtel Communications, Inc. 2008-03-26 8M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Markham, Ontario
Consultronics Ltd. 2006-01-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Test/Measurement Equipment 9 (64%) 399M (72%) - -
Software 2 (14%) 8M (1%) - -
Technology Hardware 2 (14%) 122M (22%) - -
Communications 1 (7%) 29M (5%) - -
Total 14 $557M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Canada 4 195M - -
  Ontario 3 130M - -
  Quebec 1 65M - -
United States 4 312M - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  New York 1 275M - -
  Massachusetts 1 29M - -
  California 1 8M - -
Finland 2 42M - -
France 2 - - -
Taiwan 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 8M - -
Domestic 4 (29%) 195M (35%) - -
Cross-border 10 (71%) 361M (65%) - -
Total 14 $557M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
TD Securities
1
Drake Star Partners
1
Legal Deals
Herbert Smith Freehills
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $397M
< $100M 6 $160M
TOTAL $557M
Largest Burleigh Instruments, Inc.
$275M (2000-11-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
7%
1 (7%)

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