Knowles Electronics Holdings Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Electronics Company

Knowles Electronics Holdings has acquired 2 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 1 asset.

Knowles Electronics Holdings’ largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Audience for $85M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Vectron International to Microsemi for $130M. Knowles Electronics Holdings has acquired in 1 US state, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include semiconductors (50%) and technology hardware (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity3
    • M&A Buy Activity2
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 2

Knowles Corp. (Knowles Electronics Holdings, Inc.)

1151 Maplewood Drive,
Itasca, Illinois 60143
United States,
(630) 250-5100
www.knowles.com

Knowles Corp. is a provider of hearing aid transducers and low voltage integrated circuit design, electronic controls and sensors, and precision manufacturing. It has facilities in seven countries spread over North America, Europe and Asia, with its largest operations located in the United States, China and Malaysia. Knowles was founded in 1946 and is based in Itasca, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
vol $85M $58M $143M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
vol $130M $130M
  3

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ams AG - Microphone Design Assets 2019-12-23 58M USD Divestiture
Unterpremstaetten, Austria
Vectron International, Inc. 2017-11-26 130M USD Divestiture
Hudson, New Hampshire · www.vectron.com
Audience, Inc. 2015-07-01 85M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.audience.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Semiconductors 1 (50%) 58M (41%) 1 (100%) 130M (100%)
Technology Hardware 1 (50%) 85M (59%) - -
Total 2 $143M 1 $130M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 1 85M 1 130M
  California 1 85M - -
  New Hampshire - - 1 130M
Austria 1 58M - -
Domestic 1 (50%) 85M (59%) 1 (100%) 130M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (50%) 58M (41%) - -
Total 2 $143M 1 $130M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Sidley Austin LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $143M
TOTAL $143M
Largest Audience, Inc.
$85M (2015-07-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $130M
TOTAL $130M
Largest Vectron International, Inc.
$130M (2017-11-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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