L-3 Communications - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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L-3 Communications M&A Summary

L-3 Communications has acquired 47 companies. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 9 assets.

L-3 Communications’ largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Titan for $3.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Crestview Aerospace to American Industrial Partners for $540M. L-3 Communications has acquired in 19 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include aerospace (32%) and technology hardware (16%).

L-3 Communications Business Overview

Where is L-3 Communications headquartered?

L-3 Communications is headquartered in New York, New York.

What is L-3 Communications’ revenue?

L-3 Communications disclosed revenue of 9,573M USD for 2017 and 9,210M USD for 2016.

How many employees does L-3 Communications have?

L-3 Communications has 38,000 employees.

What sector is L-3 Communications in?

L-3 Communications is a technology hardware company.

When was L-3 Communications founded?

L-3 Communications was founded in 1997.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity54
    • M&A Buy Activity45
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 14
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 3

L-3 Communications

L3 Technologies, Inc.

600 Third Avenue,
New York, New York 10016
United States,
(212) 697-1111
www.l3t.com

L3 Technologies, Inc. is an american company that supplies command and control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems and products, avionics, ocean products. L3 Technologies was founded in 1997 and is based in New York.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 45 - - - - - 45
vol $6.0B $6.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 8 1 - - - - 9
vol $1.4B $1.4B
  54

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
EOTech, Inc. 2020-03-25 - Divestiture
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.eotechinc.com
ASV Global, LLC 2018-09-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Broussard, Louisiana · www.asvglobal.com
Crestview Aerospace Corp. 2018-07-03 540M USD Divestiture
Crestview, Florida · www.crestviewaerospace.co
Applied Defense Solutions, Inc. 2018-07-02 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
Columbia, Maryland · www.applieddefense.com
The Vertex Co. 2018-05-01 540M USD Divestiture
Madison, Mississippi · www.vtxco.com
Adaptive Methods, Inc. 2017-09-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Centreville, Virginia · www.adaptivemethods.com
Doss Aviation, Inc. 2017-09-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.dossaviation.com
Open Water Power, Inc. 2017-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Somerville, Massachusetts · www.openwaterpower.com
OceanServer Technology, Inc. 2017-03-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Fall River, Massachusetts · www.ocean-server.com
Coleman Aerospace 2017-02-22 15M USD Divestiture
Orlando, Florida · www.coleman-aerospace.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Implant Sciences Corp. 2016-10-10 Implant Sciences Corp. - Explosives Trace Detection Assets 2016-10-10 1
Wilmington, Massachusetts · www.implantsciences.com Wilmington, Massachusetts

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Aerospace 14 (31%) 1.4B (23%) 3 (33%) 1.1B (77%)
Technology Hardware 7 (16%) 129M (2%) 1 (11%) -
Communications 5 (11%) 3.8B (62%) - -
Electrical Equipment 4 (9%) 251M (4%) 1 (11%) -
Defense 3 (7%) - 1 (11%) -
Electronics 2 (4%) - - -
Information Technology 2 (4%) 50M (1%) - -
Software 2 (4%) - - -
Business Services 1 (2%) - 1 (11%) -
Automotive 1 (2%) 345M (6%) - -
Education 1 (2%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - - -
Marine 1 (2%) - - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (2%) 118M (2%) - -
Energy Services and Equipment - - 1 (11%) 321M (23%)
Medical Products - - 1 (11%) -
Total 45 $6.0B 9 $1.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 36 5.3B 8 1.1B
  Massachusetts 7 445M - -
  Virginia 5 60M - -
  Florida 2 135M 3 555M
  Maryland 3 50M 1 -
  California 3 3.7B - -
  New York 2 112M - -
  Texas 2 175M - -
  New Hampshire 1 - 1 -
  Mississippi 1 650M 1 540M
  Michigan 1 - 1 -
  District of Columbia 1 - 1 -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Louisiana 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 11M - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
United Kingdom 5 695M - -
Germany 2 - 1 321M
Australia 2 - - -
Domestic 36 (80%) 5.3B (88%) 8 (89%) 1.1B (77%)
Cross-border 9 (20%) 695M (12%) 1 (11%) 321M (23%)
Total 45 $6.0B 9 $1.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Moelis & Co.
1
The McLean Group
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.7B
$100M to $1B 9 $2.1B
< $100M 5 $233M
TOTAL $6.0B
Largest Titan Corp.
$3.7B (2005-06-03)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.4B
< $100M 1 $15M
TOTAL $1.4B
Largest Crestview Aerospace Corp.
$540M (2018-07-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
8 (18%)
Strategic(s)
18%
8 (18%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
44%
4 (44%)
Strategic(s)
56%
5 (56%)

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