LGC Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Test/measurement Equipment Company

LGC has acquired 9 companies of its own, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

LGC’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Forensic Alliance for $31M. LGC has acquired in 4 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include life science (50%) and medical products (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6

LGC Ltd.

Queens Road,
Teddington, TW11 0LY
United Kingdom,
+44 (0)20 8943 7000
www.lgcgroup.com

LGC Ltd. is an international life science measurement and testing company. LGC provides a range of measurement products and services that underpin the safety, health, and security of the public, including reference materials and proficiency testing, genomics reagents and instrumentation, and expert sample analysis and interpretation. LGC serves customers across a number of end markets including Pharmaceuticals, Agricultural Biotechnology, Food, Environment, Government and Academia. LGC was founded in 1842 and is based in Teddington, United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - 1 - 1 - 8
vol $31M $31M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Native Antigen Co. 2020-07-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Oxford, United Kingdom · www.thenativeantigencompany.com
SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. 2018-11-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Milford, Massachusetts · www.seracare.com
LGC - Forensics & Security Division 2017-10-12 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom
BRC Trading Ltd. (BRC Global Standards) 2016-11-24 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.brcglobalstandards.com
Douglas Scientific LLC 2016-04-06 - Stake Purchase
Alexandria, Minnesota · www.douglasscientific.com
Maine Standards Company LLC 2015-11-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Windham, Maine · www.mainestandards.com
Thistle QA 2015-08-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Johannesburg, South Africa · www.thistle.co.za
Biosearch Technologies, Inc. 2015-04-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Petaluma, California · www.biosearchtech.com
Forensic Alliance Ltd 2005-08-01 31M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Abingdon, United Kingdom · www.aeat.com/forensic-alliance
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Life Science 4 (50%) - - -
Medical Products 2 (25%) - - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (13%) - 1 (100%) -
Business Services 1 (13%) 31M (100%) - -
Total 8 $31M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 3 31M 1 -
United States 4 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Maine 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
South Africa 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (38%) 31M (100%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 5 (63%) - - -
Total 8 $31M 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $31M
TOTAL $31M
Largest Forensic Alliance Ltd
$31M (2005-08-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Strategic(s)
25%
2 (25%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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