Maxar Technologies Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Communications Company

Maxar Technologies has acquired 5 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 4 assets.

Maxar Technologies’ largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired DigitalGlobe for $3.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2008, when it sold MDA Information Systems to Alliant Techsystems for $1.0B. Maxar Technologies has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include aerospace (40%) and information technology (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 6

Maxar Technologies Ltd.

1300 West 120th Avenue,
Westminster, Colorado 80234
United States,
(303) 684-2207
www.maxar.com

MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide. MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development. Maxar Technologies was founded in 1969 and is based in Westminster, Colorado.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 3 - 1 - - 1 5
vol $875M $3.6B $140M $4.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - 1 - 4
vol $1.0B $760M $1.8B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vricon, Inc. 2020-06-23 140M USD Add-on Acquisition
McLean, Virginia · www.vricon.com
Maxar Technologies Ltd. - MDA 2019-12-30 760M CAD Divestiture
Westminster, Colorado
DigitalGlobe, Inc. 2017-02-24 3.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Westminster, Colorado · www.digitalglobe.com
General Dynamics - Advanced Systems Business 2014-10-03 - Divestiture
, Michigan
Alliance Spacesystems LLC 2012-12-01 - Divestiture
Los Alamitos, California · www.alliancespacesystems.com
Space Systems/Loral LLC 2012-11-02 875M USD Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.sslmda.com
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates - 11 Long-Term Managed Service Contracts 2010-03-31 4M GBP Divestiture
, Ontario
MDA Information Systems LLC 2008-01-08 1.0B CAD Divestiture
Gaithersburg,, Maryland · www.mdaus.com
Alliance Spacesystems LLC 2007-12-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Alamitos, California · www.alliancespacesystems.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Aerospace 2 (40%) 875M (19%) 1 (25%) -
Information Technology 1 (20%) 3.6B (78%) 1 (25%) 1.0B (57%)
Software 1 (20%) 140M (3%) - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (20%) - - -
Business Services - - 1 (25%) 4M (< 1%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (25%) 760M (43%)
Total 5 $4.6B 4 $1.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 4.6B 3 1.8B
  California 2 875M 1 -
  Colorado 1 3.6B 1 760M
  Virginia 1 140M - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Maryland - - 1 1.0B
Canada - - 1 4M
  Ontario - - 1 4M
Domestic 5 (100%) 4.6B (100%) 3 (75%) 1.8B (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (25%) 4M (< 1%)
Total 5 $4.6B 4 $1.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2
Near Earth LLC
1
PJT Partners, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Stikeman Elliott LLP
2
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
1
Vinson & Elkins LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.6B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.0B
TOTAL $4.6B
Largest DigitalGlobe, Inc.
$3.6B (2017-02-24)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $760M
< $100M 1 $4M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest MDA Information Systems LLC
$1.0B (2008-01-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
50%
2 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
2 50%

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