MKS Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Test/measurement EquipmentCompany

MKS has acquired 10 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 2 assets.

MKS’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Atotech BV for $6.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold MKS Instruments AB to Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A. for $73M. MKS has acquired in 4 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include semiconductors (30%) and test/measurement equipment (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 5

MKS

MKS Instruments, Inc.

2 Tech Drive, Suite 201,
Andover, Massachusetts 01810
United States,
(978) 645-5500
www.mksinst.com

MKS is a provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. MKS was founded in 1961 and is based in Andover, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 7 1 - - 2 - 10
vol $1.1B $1.0B $6.8B $8.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $73M $73M
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Atotech BV 2021-07-01 6.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Utrecht, Netherlands · www.atotech.com
Photon Control, Inc. 2021-05-10 294M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Richmond, British Columbia · www.photoncontrol.com
Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. 2018-10-30 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Portland, Oregon · www.esi.com
MKS Instruments AB (Umetrics) 2017-04-03 73M USD Divestiture
Malmo, Sweden
Newport Corp. 2016-02-23 980M USD Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.newport.com
Precisive LLC 2015-03-18 13M USD Add-on Acquisition
Woburn, Massachusetts · www.precisive-instruments.com
Granville-Phillips Co. 2014-03-18 87M USD Divestiture
Longmont, Colorado
Alter Power Systems S.r.l. 2013-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
, Italy
Plasmart, Inc. 2012-08-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Daejeon, South Korea · www.plasmart.com
Yield Dynamics, Inc. 2010-08-11 - Divestiture
Sunnyvale, California · www.yielddynamics.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Semiconductors 3 (30%) 1.3B (15%) - -
Information Technology 2 (20%) - 1 (50%) -
Electrical Equipment 2 (20%) 13M (< 1%) - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 2 (20%) 1.1B (12%) - -
Chemicals 1 (10%) 6.5B (73%) - -
Software - - 1 (50%) 73M (100%)
Total 10 $8.9B 2 $73M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 2.1B 1 -
  California 3 980M 1 -
  Oregon 1 1.0B - -
  Massachusetts 1 13M - -
  Colorado 1 87M - -
Canada 1 294M - -
  British Columbia 1 294M - -
Italy 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 6.5B - -
South Korea 1 - - -
Sweden - - 1 73M
Domestic 6 (60%) 2.1B (23%) 1 (50%) -
Cross-border 4 (40%) 6.8B (77%) 1 (50%) 73M (100%)
Total 10 $8.9B 2 $73M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Ltd.
2
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Greenhill & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Stikeman Elliott LLP
1
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $7.5B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.3B
< $100M 2 $100M
TOTAL $8.9B
Largest Atotech BV
$6.5B (2021-07-01)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $73M
TOTAL $73M
Largest MKS Instruments AB (Umetrics)
$73M (2017-04-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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