Laird Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 4

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $277M $277M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - 1 - - 3
vol $404M $404M
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Laird plc - Connected Vehicle Solutions(CVS) Business 2018-09-28 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
Novero GmbH 2015-12-18 73M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Bochum, Germany · www.novero.com
LS Research LLC 2015-11-24 55M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cedarburg, Wisconsin · www.lsr.com
Model Solutions Co. Ltd. 2014-04-15 - Stake Purchase
Seoul, South Korea · www.model-solution.com
Laird Technologies (Beijing) Co. Ltd. 2012-03-12 31M CNY Divestiture
Beijing, China
Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products, Inc. 2012-03-02 25M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Randolph, Massachusetts · www.eccosorb.com
Summit Data Communications, Inc. 2012-03-02 22M USD Add-on Acquisition
Akron, Ohio · www.summitdatacom.com
Klüver Aggregatebau GmbH 2011-03-31 18M USD Add-on Acquisition
Kaltenkirchen, Germany · www.kluever-aggregatebau.de
Ezurio Ltd. 2008-02-11 19M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Bucks, United Kingdom
Laird Lifestyle Products 2007-04-27 373M GBP Divestiture
, United Kingdom
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Steward, Inc. 2006-12-06 Steward Advanced Materials LLC 2015-01-01 1
Chattanooga, Tennessee Chattanooga, Tennessee · www.stewardmaterials.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Technology Hardware 7 (70%) 259M (94%) 3 (100%) 404M (100%)
Machinery 2 (20%) 18M (6%) - -
Electronics 1 (10%) - - -
Total 10 $277M 3 $404M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 140M - -
  Wisconsin 1 55M - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 22M - -
  Massachusetts 1 25M - -
  Kansas 1 38M - -
United Kingdom 1 19M 2 373M
Germany 2 91M - -
South Korea 2 26M - -
China - - 1 31M
Domestic 1 (10%) 19M (7%) 2 (67%) 373M (92%)
Cross-border 9 (90%) 258M (93%) 1 (33%) 31M (8%)
Total 10 $277M 3 $404M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Clarity Capital Partners Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 8 $277M
TOTAL $277M
Largest Novero GmbH
$73M (2015-12-18)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $373M
< $100M 1 $31M
TOTAL $404M
Largest Laird Lifestyle Products
$373M (2007-04-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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