Laird Acquisitions and Exits, 13 Deals Between 2006 and 2018
electronics Company

Laird has acquired 10 companies of its own, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 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%).

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Laird Ltd.

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

Laird Ltd. is a focused electronics and technology company providing state-of-the-art wireless communication and smart system solutions. The company's products are engineered with unparalleled innovation and precision and are supplied to major companies across the world, equipped with the technology needed to improve their business and contribute to the progress of the modern world. Laird was formed in 1898 and is based in London.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 8 2 - - - - 10
vol $149M $128M $277M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - 1 - 3
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)

Electronics M&A - Last 3 Years

Laird was acquired by Advent International on March 1, 2018.

When analyzing the electronics sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 62 electronics companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 4 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic electronics acquirer over the past 3 years is Gentherm, with 1 acquisition. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the electronics sector over the past 3 years is Harbour Group with 1 platform acquisition.


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