M&A Deal Summary

Microsoft Acquires Nokia Devices & Services

On September 3, 2013, Microsoft acquired technology hardware company Nokia Devices & Services from Nokia for 5.4B EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Microsoft’s 5th transaction in the Technology Hardware sector.
  • This is Microsoft’s 8th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Microsoft’s 1st transaction in Finland.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2013-09-03
Target Nokia Devices & Services
Sector Technology Hardware
Buyer(s) Microsoft
Sellers(s) Nokia
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 5.4B EUR

Target

Nokia Devices & Services

Espoo, Finland
Nokia’s Devices and Services business consists of Mobile Phones and Smart Devices as well as design teams and operations that include all of Nokia Devices & Services-related production facilities, Devices & Services-related sales and marketing activities, and related support functions.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Microsoft

Redmond, Washington, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1975
Sector Software
Employees221,000
Revenue 211.9B USD (2023)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Microsoft's corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Entrance to Microsoft's corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

Microsoft is a global technology company that offers a broad spectrum of software products, services, and devices designed to help individuals and organizations across various sectors. Its extensive portfolio includes the Windows operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite for productivity, and the Azure cloud computing platform, providing solutions for computing, analytics, storage, and networking. Microsoft also delves into enterprise applications with Dynamics 365, connects professionals via LinkedIn, and engages gamers through its Xbox brand and related services. Additionally, it offers internet services such as Bing for web search, Outlook.com for email, and Skype for communication. Microsoft was formed in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 125 of 213
Sector (Technology Hardware) 5 of 7
Type (Divestiture) 3 of 8
Country (Finland) 1 of 1
Year (2013) 5 of 7
Size (of disclosed) 8 of 33
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-06-03 InRelease

United States

InRelease offers continuous deployment solutions.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-09-05 Microsoft - Mediaroom Business and TV Solution

United States

Microsoft - Mediaroom Business and TV Solution is a provider of cloud based deployed IPTV platform, serving almost 13 million consumer households.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Nokia

Espoo, Finland

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Category Company
Founded 1865
Sector Communications
Employees86,896
Revenue 24.9B EUR (2022)
DESCRIPTION

Nokia is a Finnish communications and information technology multinational corporation. Nokia was founded in 1865 and is based in Espoo, Finland.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 10
Sector (Technology Hardware) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 4 of 10
Country (Finland) 4 of 7
Year (2013) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-07-01 Nokia Solutions and Networks

Espoo, Finland

Nokia Solutions and Networks is a data networking and telecommunications equipment company headquartered in Espoo, Finland. It was formed in 2007 as a joint venture between Siemens and Nokia.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-06-06 Mesaplexx

Reading, United Kingdom

Mesaplexx develops compact, high performance filter technology for the mobile industry. These filters enable better base station radios and active antenna systems, leading to better mobile networks.

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