M&A Deal Summary

Leonardo Acquires Daylight Solutions

On March 7, 2017, Leonardo acquired test/measurement equipment company Daylight Solutions for 150M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Leonardo’s 1st transaction in the Test/Measurement Equipment sector.
  • This is Leonardo’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Leonardo’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Leonardo’s 1st transaction in California.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2017-03-07
Target Daylight Solutions
Sector Test/Measurement Equipment
Buyer(s) Leonardo
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 150M USD

Target

Daylight Solutions

San Diego, California, United States
website
Daylight Solutions, Inc. is a developer of molecular detection, imaging, and illumination systems for use in scientific research, life sciences, industrial process control, and defense applications.

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Buyer

Leonardo

Rome, Italy

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Category Company
Founded 1948
Sector Aerospace
Employees57,171
Revenue 15.3B EUR (2023)
DESCRIPTION

Leonardo is a global industrial group that builds technological capabilities in Aerospace, Defence & Security. The company plays a prominent role in major international strategic programmes and is a trusted technological partner of governments, defence agencies, institutions and enterprises. Leonardo was founded in 1948 and is based in Rome, Italy.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 5 of 8
Sector (Test/Measurement Equipment) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 2
State (California) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2017) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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