Key Safety Systems Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Automotive Company

Key Safety Systems has acquired 3 companies of its own, including 2 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 2 assets.

Key Safety Systems’ largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Takata for $1.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Hamlin to Littelfuse for $145M. Key Safety Systems has acquired in 1 US state, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include automotive (67%) and electronics (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 3

Key Safety Systems, Inc.

7000 Nineteen Mile Road,
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314
United States,
(586) 726-3800
www.keysafetyinc.com

Key Safety Systems, Inc. is a supplier of automotive safety restraint systems and components. KSS supplies a broad range of safety products including airbag components and systems; seat belts; steering wheels; and position and movement sensors.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 1 - 2 - - - 3
vol $1.6B $1.6B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $145M $145M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Takata Corp. 2017-11-21 1.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Tokyo, Japan · www.takata.com
ImageNext Co., Ltd. 2017-02-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Seongnam, South Korea · www.imagenext.co.kr
Hamlin, Inc. 2013-04-15 145M USD Divestiture
Lake Mills, Wisconsin · www.hamlin.com
VTI Technologies Oy 2002-06-01 - Divestiture
Vantaa, Finland · www.vti.fi
Hamlin, Inc. 1994-08-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Lake Mills, Wisconsin · www.hamlin.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Automotive 2 (67%) 1.6B (100%) - -
Electronics 1 (33%) - 1 (50%) 145M (100%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (50%) -
Total 3 $1.6B 2 $145M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 1 - 1 145M
  Wisconsin 1 - 1 145M
Finland - - 1 -
Japan 1 1.6B - -
South Korea 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (33%) - 1 (50%) 145M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (67%) 1.6B (100%) 1 (50%) -
Total 3 $1.6B 2 $145M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Jefferies LLC
1
KPMG Corporate Finance LLC
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.6B
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Takata Corp.
$1.6B (2017-11-21)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $145M
TOTAL $145M
Largest Hamlin, Inc.
$145M (2013-04-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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