Measurement Specialties Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Test/measurement Equipment Company

Measurement Specialties has acquired 25 companies of its own. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Measurement Specialties’ largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Wema System AS for $115M. Measurement Specialties has acquired in 8 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include electronics (60%) and semiconductors (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 1

Measurement Specialties, Inc.

1000 Lucas Way,
Hampton, Virginia 23666
United States,
(757) 766-1500
www.meas-spec.com

Measurement Specialties, Inc. designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as measuring pressure, linear/rotary position, force, torque, piezoelectric polymer film sensors, custom microstructures, load cells, vibrations and acceleration, optical absorption, humidity, gas concentration, gas flow rate, temperature, fluid properties and fluid level.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 25 - - - - - 25
vol $463M $463M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Wema System AS 2014-05-30 115M USD Add-on Acquisition
Blomsterdalen, Norway · www.wema.no
Sensotherm Temperatursensorik GmbH 2013-09-03 6M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Nuremberg, Germany · www.sensotherm.de
Spectrum Sensors and Controls, Inc. 2013-04-17 51M USD Divestiture
Akron, Ohio · www.specsensors.com
Resistance Temperature Detector Co., Inc.(aka RTD Co.) 2012-10-01 17M USD Divestiture
Ham Lake, Minnesota · www.rtdcompany.com
Cosense, Inc. 2012-04-02 12M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hampton, Virginia · www.cosense.com
Gentech International Ltd. 2011-10-31 10M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Girvan, United Kingdom · www.gentechsensors.com
Celesco Transducer Products, Inc. 2011-09-30 35M USD Divestiture
Chatsworth, California · www.celesco.com
Eureka Environmental, Inc. 2011-07-11 2M USD Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas
Pressure Systems, Inc.(PSI) 2010-09-08 25M USD Divestiture
Hampton, Virginia
Atexis SAS 2009-01-30 5M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Fontenay Tresigny, France · www.atexis.fr
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Electronics 15 (60%) 212M (46%) - -
Semiconductors 5 (20%) 92M (20%) - -
Electrical Equipment 2 (8%) 37M (8%) 1 (100%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (8%) 120M (26%) - -
Distribution 1 (4%) 1M (< 1%) - -
Total 25 $463M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 211M - -
  California 4 55M - -
  Virginia 3 54M - -
  Ohio 2 65M - -
  Texas 1 2M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 4M - -
  New Jersey 1 10M - -
  Minnesota 1 17M - -
  Illinois 1 4M - -
France 4 36M - -
Germany 3 14M - -
Ireland 1 38M 1 -
Norway 1 115M - -
Switzerland 1 40M - -
United Kingdom 1 10M - -
Domestic 14 (56%) 211M (46%) - -
Cross-border 11 (44%) 252M (54%) 1 (100%) -
Total 25 $463M 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
DLA Piper
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $115M
< $100M 23 $349M
TOTAL $463M
Largest Wema System AS
$115M (2014-05-30)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
27%
3 27%
Strategic(s)
73%
8 73%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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