M&A Deal Summary

Maxim Integrated Products Acquires SensorDynamics AG

On July 18, 2011, Maxim Integrated Products acquired semiconductors company SensorDynamics AG from PONTIS Capital and Global Equity Partners for 164M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Maxim Integrated Products’ 2nd transaction in the Semiconductors sector.
  • This is Maxim Integrated Products’ 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Maxim Integrated Products’ 1st transaction in Austria.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2011-07-18
Target SensorDynamics AG
Sector Semiconductors
Buyer(s) Maxim Integrated Products
Sellers(s) PONTIS Capital
Global Equity Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 164M USD

Target

SensorDynamics AG

Graz, Austria
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SensorDynamics is a fast-growing semi-fabless semiconductor company that focuses on innovative sensor solutions for high volume applications in automotive and industry. SensorDynamics develops and supplies fail-safe micro and wireless semiconductor sensor systems for automotive key accounts mainly and is certified under TS16949. The company acts as general contractor and cooperates closely with world-leading suppliers of manufacturing and testing technologies. Headquartered in Graz-Lebring, Austria, SensorDynamics has subsidiaries in Italy, Germany, Slovenia and France.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Maxim Integrated Products

San Jose, California, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1983
Sector Semiconductors
Employees7,149
Revenue 2.3B USD (2019)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Maxim Integrated's corporate headquarters in San Jose, California.
Entrance to Maxim Integrated's corporate headquarters in San Jose, California.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, commonly referred to as analog circuits. Maxim Integrated Products was formed in 1983 and is based in San Jose, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 6
Sector (Semiconductors) 2 of 5
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 3 of 6
Country (Austria) 1 of 1
Year (2011) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-07-01 Trinity Convergence

Durham, North Carolina, United States

Trinity Convergence, Inc. is a Privately held company focused on developing comprehensive software solutions for the emerging VoIP and voice + video over IP (V2IP) communications equipment market.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-01-19 Maxim Integrated - Timing Synchronization and Synthesis Business

San Jose, California, United States

Maxim Integrated Product’s telecom clock generation, synchronization, packet timing and synthesis business focused on the effective and efficient delivery of time-sensitive voice, data and multimedia traffic over wireless and wired networks.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

PONTIS Capital

Vienna, Austria

Investor

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Category Growth Capital Firm
Founded 2005
PE ASSETS 90M EUR
Size Small
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

PONTIS Capital is a private investment group focused on high-growth tech businesses in Central Europe. PONTIS looks to invest €1 to €5 million in businesses generating €2 to €40 million in sales. PONTIS seeks companies with experienced management, 'proof of market', and 'scalable business models that can be applied internationally'. Sectors of interest include information/communication technologies, clean technology, and life sciences. PONTIS was formed in 2005 and is based in Vienna.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 5
Sector (Semiconductors) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 3
Country (Austria) 2 of 4
Year (2011) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-01-01 ORIDIS Biomed

Graz, Austria

ORIDIS Biomed - a specialist in tissue-based cancer research - is a Contract Research Organisation founded in 2001 as a spin-off from the Medical University of Graz. Based on its unique clinical and biobank network and its sound molecular pathological expertise ORIDIS Biomed designs and performs retrospective and prospective customised tissue- and body fluid- based studies.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-10-04 RF-iT Solutions

Graz, Austria

RFID is rapidly becoming a mainstream technology in the logistics, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, garment rental, and asset tracking markets.

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SELLER

Global Equity Partners

Vienna, Austria

Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
PE ASSETS 550M EUR
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Global Equity Partners (GEP) is an Austrian investment group focused on opportunities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Firm segments its investment activity into areas spanning growth capital/tech, industry/mid-size, and real estate. GEP's growth capital/tech group invests in development stage companies with at least €2 million of revenue. Sectors of interest include IT, software, gaming, machine manufacturing, and electronics. GEP's industry/mid-size area looks to invest in established, growth-oriented 'industrial and trade' businesses with at least €30 million of revenue. Transaction situations include buyouts, successions, divestitures, recapitalizations, and privatizations. Global Equity Partners was originally established in 1998 and is based in Vienna..


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 9
Sector (Semiconductors) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 7
Country (Austria) 4 of 6
Year (2011) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-02-01 Perlon

Wald-Michelbach, Germany

Perlon is a European manufacturer of cut plastics filaments for the manufacture of synthetic brushes, bristles, and fabrics. These semi-finished products are used for industrial brushes (tool manufacture), abrasive filament for the surface treatment of steel, stones, and floors as well as toothbrushes and industrial filtration purposes. Perlon is based in Wald-Michelbach, Germany.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-11-29 Austria Email AG

Knittelfeld, Austria

AUSTRIA EMAIL is the market leader in Austria and the oldest listed company in Austria. It provides Warm water storage products.

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