Motorola Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology HardwareCompany

Motorola has acquired 13 companies. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Motorola’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Symbol Technologies for $3.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 1974, when it sold Quasar Electronics to Panasonic for $100M. Motorola has acquired in 8 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (31%) and information technology (31%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 1

Motorola, Inc.

1303 East Algonquin Road,
Schaumburg, Illinois 60196
United States,
www.motorola.com

Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 7 4 1 - 1 - 13
vol $367M $3.9B $4.3B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 4 - - - - 3 7
vol $100M $100M
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Symbol Technologies, Inc. 2011-01-04 - Divestiture
Holtsville, New York
Motorola Solutions, Inc. 2011-01-04 - Spin Off
Chicago, Illinois · www.motorolasolutions.com
Motorola Mobility LLC 2011-01-04 - Spin Off
Schaumburg, Illinois · www.motorola.com
BitBand Technologies, Ltd. 2010-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Netanya, Israel · www.bitband.com
AirDefense, Inc. 2008-07-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.airdefense.net
Leapstone Systems, Inc. 2007-07-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Somerset, New Jersey
Modulus Video, Inc. 2007-07-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California
VOCEL 2007-06-05 - Add-on Acquisition
, United Kingdom
Symbol Technologies, Inc. 2007-01-09 3.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Holtsville, New York
Vertasent LLC 2006-09-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Colmar, Pennsylvania
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 4 (31%) 181M (4%) - -
Software 4 (31%) 80M (2%) - -
Technology Hardware 1 (8%) 3.9B (91%) 3 (43%) -
Communications 2 (15%) - 1 (14%) -
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) 106M (2%) - -
Electronics - - 1 (14%) 100M (100%)
Manufacturing - - 1 (14%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (14%) -
Total 13 $4.3B 7 $100M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 4.2B 6 100M
  Massachusetts 2 181M 1 -
  Illinois - - 3 100M
  New York 1 3.9B 1 -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
  Texas - - 1 -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
Ireland - - 1 -
Israel 1 - - -
Sweden 1 106M - -
Domestic 9 (69%) 4.2B (98%) 6 (86%) 100M (100%)
Cross-border 4 (31%) 106M (2%) 1 (14%) -
Total 13 $4.3B 7 $100M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Centerview Partners LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.9B
$100M to $1B 2 $287M
< $100M 1 $80M
TOTAL $4.3B
Largest Symbol Technologies, Inc.
$3.9B (2007-01-09)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $100M
Largest Quasar Electronics, Inc.
$100M (1974-05-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
31%
4 (31%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Strategic(s)
43%
3 (43%)

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