Hitachi - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Hitachi M&A Summary

Hitachi has acquired 21 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Hitachi’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems for $1.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2011, when it sold HGST to Western Digital for $4.3B. Hitachi has acquired in 6 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (34%) and machinery (24%).

Hitachi Business Overview

Where is Hitachi headquartered?

Hitachi is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

What is Hitachi’s revenue?

Hitachi disclosed revenue of 10,264,602M JPY for 2022 and 8,729,196M JPY for 2021.

How many employees does Hitachi have?

Hitachi has 350,864 employees.

What sector is Hitachi in?

Hitachi is a diversified company.

When was Hitachi founded?

Hitachi was founded in 1910.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity21
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 5

Hitachi

Hitachi, Ltd.

6-6, Marunouchi 1-chome Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 100-8280
Japan,
+81 3 3258 1111
www.hitachi.co.jp

Hitachi is a multinational conglomerate that operates across various sectors, including information technology, infrastructure systems, social innovation, automotive systems, and more. The Company's diverse portfolio encompasses a wide range of products and services, such as power systems, industrial machinery, digital solutions, transportation systems, and healthcare solutions. Hitachi was founded in 1910 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 14 - 2 3 1 1 21
vol $3.9B $1.9B $81M $5.9B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 - - 1 - - 6
vol $5.6B $5.6B
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
MA micro automation GmbH 2024-04-26 81M EUR Divestiture
St. Leon-Rot, Germany · www.micro-automation.de
EKS Energy 2023-10-24 - Divestiture
San Diego, California · www.eksenergy.com
Bravura Security 2022-09-13 - Trade Sale
Calgary, Alberta · www.hitachi-id.com
Flexware Innovation, Inc. 2022-09-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Fishers, Indiana · www.flexwareinnovation.com
Telesis Technologies, Inc. 2022-07-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Circleville, Ohio · www.telesis.com
Photon Energy GmbH 2022-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Ottensoos, Germany · www.photon-energy.de
Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems 2021-08-04 1.9B EUR Divestiture
Courbevoie, France
GlobalLogic 2021-03-31 - Add-on Acquisition
McLean, Virginia · www.globallogic.com
JR Automation Technologies LLC 2019-04-24 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Holland, Michigan · www.jrauto.com
Sullair 2017-04-25 1.2B USD Divestiture
Michigan City, Indiana · www.sullair.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation    - oXya SASU 2023-07-12 1
Santa Clara, California · www.hds.com Jersey City, New Jersey · www.oxya.com
Hitachi Vantara    - Io-Tahoe LLC 2021-06-23 2
Santa Clara, California · www.hitachivantara.com New York, New York · www.iotahoe.com
Hitachi Vantara    - REAN Cloud LLC 2018-10-23 1
Santa Clara, California · www.hitachivantara.com Herndon, Virginia · www.reancloud.com
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation    - SEPATON, Inc. 2014-08-13 7
Santa Clara, California · www.hds.com Marlborough, Massachusetts · www.sepaton.com
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation    - Avrio RMS Group 2014-01-01 6
Santa Clara, California · www.hds.com Easton, Maryland · www.avriormsgroup.com
Hitachi Consulting Corp. 2000-10-25 Celerant Consulting 2013-01-02 4
Dallas, Texas · www.hitachiconsulting.com Richmond, United Kingdom · www.celerantconsulting.com
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation    - BlueArc Corp. 2011-09-07 5
Santa Clara, California · www.hds.com San Jose, California · www.bluearc.com
Hitachi Consulting Corp. 2000-10-25 Navigator Systems, Inc. 2006-02-06 3
Dallas, Texas · www.hitachiconsulting.com Dallas, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 7 (33%) 1.4B (24%) - -
Machinery 5 (24%) 1.3B (22%) 1 (17%) -
Software 1 (5%) - 2 (33%) 4.3B (77%)
Business Services 2 (10%) 175M (3%) - -
Distribution 1 (5%) - - -
Energy Services and Equipment 1 (5%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (5%) - - -
Medical Products 1 (5%) - - -
Transportation 1 (5%) 1.9B (32%) - -
Utilities 1 (5%) 1.1B (19%) - -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (17%) -
Manufacturing - - 1 (17%) 1.3B (23%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (17%) -
Total 21 $5.9B 6 $5.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 2.8B 1 4.3B
  Indiana 2 1.2B - -
  California 1 - 1 4.3B
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 175M - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 1.4B - -
Japan 1 - 3 1.3B
Canada 1 - 2 -
  Alberta 1 - 1 -
  Ontario - - 1 -
India 3 - - -
Germany 2 81M - -
Italy 2 - - -
France 1 1.9B - -
Philippines 1 - - -
Saudi Arabia 1 - - -
Turkey 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 1.1B - -
Domestic 1 (5%) - 3 (50%) 1.3B (23%)
Cross-border 20 (95%) 5.9B (100%) 3 (50%) 4.3B (77%)
Total 21 $5.9B 6 $5.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
2
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co.,Ltd.
1
Evercore Group
1
Legal Deals
Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners
2
Allen & Overy
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $5.6B
$100M to $1B 1 $175M
< $100M 1 $81M
TOTAL $5.9B
Largest Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems
$1.9B (2021-08-04)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $5.6B
TOTAL $5.6B
Largest HGST, Inc.
$4.3B (2011-03-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
2 (10%)
Strategic(s)
33%
7 (33%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
3 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
3 (50%)

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