M&A Deal Summary

Johnson Electric Holdings Acquires SAIA-Burgess Controls

On August 1, 2005, Johnson Electric Holdings acquired electrical equipment company SAIA-Burgess Controls for 696M CHF

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Johnson Electric Holdings’ 4th transaction in the Electrical Equipment sector.
  • This is Johnson Electric Holdings’ 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Johnson Electric Holdings’ 1st transaction in Switzerland.
Investment Fate
  • SAIA-Burgess Controls was divested to a consortium of strategic buyers in 2012 for 130M USD.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2005-08-01
Target SAIA-Burgess Controls
Sector Electrical Equipment
Buyer(s) Johnson Electric Holdings
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 696M CHF

Target

SAIA-Burgess Controls

Murten, Switzerland
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SAIA-Burgess Electronics is a supplier of stepper motors, switches, actuators and electronic controllers. Saia-Burgess Controls has more than 300 employees and serves customers throughout Europe through a network of more than 500 system integrators.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Johnson Electric Holdings

Sha Tin, China

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Category Company
Founded 1959
Sector Electrical Equipment
Employees35,000
Revenue 3.2B USD (2021)
DESCRIPTION
Johnson Electric office in Plymouth, Michigan.
Johnson Electric office in Plymouth, Michigan.

Johnson Electric is a provider of electric motors and motion subsystems. It serves a broad range of industries including automotive, building automation and security, business machines, security and aerospace, food and beverage equipment, home technologies, HVAC, industrial equipment, medical devices, personal care, power equipment and power tools. Johnson Electric was founded in 1959 and is based in Sha Tin, China.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 9
Sector (Electrical Equipment) 4 of 5
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 4
Country (Switzerland) 1 of 1
Year (2005) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-10-31 Nanomotion

Yokne'am Illit, Israel

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-11-09 Parlex

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