Laird plc

100 Pall Mall,
London, SW1Y 5NQ
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7468 4040
www.laird-plc.com

Laird is a focused electronics and technology company employing some 9,000 people in operations in North America, Europe and across Asia. Headquartered in London, Laird is a public company quoted on the London Stock Exchange.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 7 - 1 2 - - 10
vol $149M $128M $277M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $404M $404M
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Largest Novero GmbH
$73M (2015-12-18)
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Largest Laird Lifestyle Products
$373M (2007-04-27)

According to our data here at Mergr, Laird has acquired 10 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Laird’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Novero for $73M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2007, when it sold Laird Lifestyle Products to Tyman for $373M. Laird has acquired in 5 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include technology hardware (70%) and machinery (20%).

When analyzing the electronics sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 98 electronics companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 7 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic electronics acquirer over the past 3 years is Sparton, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the electronics sector over the past 3 years is Ardian Private Equity (AXA) with 3 platform acquisitions.

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