Motorola Solutions Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology Hardware Company

Motorola Solutions has acquired 30 companies, including 15 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Motorola Solutions’ largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Airwave Solutions for $1.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Motorola Solutions - Enterprise Business to Zebra Technologies for $3.5B. Motorola Solutions has acquired in 13 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (28%) and technology hardware (21%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 4

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

500 West Monroe Street Suite 4400,
Chicago, Illinois 60661
United States,
(847) 576-5000
www.motorolasolutions.com

Motorola Solutions designs, manufactures, and sells communications infrastructure, devices, system software and applications, and provides services associated with their use. The Company's products and services are designed to help government and enterprise customers improve their operations through increased effectiveness and efficiency of their mobile workforce and can be found in a wide range of workplaces. Motorola Solutions was founded in 1928 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 17 3 1 4 3 1 29
vol $1.5B $1.0B $445M $110M $3.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - 1 - - 4
vol $4.5B $4.5B
  33

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Openpath, Inc. 2021-07-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Marina Del Rey, California · www.openpath.com
Callyo 2020-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
St. Petersburg, Florida · www.callyo.com
Pelco, Inc. 2020-08-03 110M USD Add-on Acquisition
Clovis, California · www.pelco.com
IndigoVision Ltd. 2020-06-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Edinburgh, United Kingdom · www.indigovision.com
GreenKey Technologies LLC 2019-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.greenkeytech.com
Aria Insights, Inc. 2019-10-02 - Divestiture
Danvers, Massachusetts · www.ariainsights.com
WatchGuard, Inc. 2019-07-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.watchguard.com
Avtec, Inc. 2019-03-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Lexington, South Carolina · www.avtecinc.com
VaaS International Holdings, Inc. 2019-01-07 445M USD Add-on Acquisition
Fort Worth, Texas · www.vaasinternational.net
Avigilon Corp. 2018-02-01 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Vancouve, British Columbia · www.avigilon.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Technology Hardware 6 (21%) 200M (7%) 3 (75%) 1.0B (22%)
Communications 8 (28%) 1.3B (43%) - -
Internet Software and Services 5 (17%) - - -
Software 5 (17%) - - -
Information Technology 3 (10%) 1.4B (47%) 1 (25%) 3.5B (78%)
Business Services 1 (3%) - - -
Electronics 1 (3%) 110M (4%) - -
Total 29 $3.1B 4 $4.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 24 794M 3 4.5B
  California 7 110M - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  Washington 2 - - -
  Utah 2 - - -
  Texas 2 445M - -
  New York 2 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - 1 -
  Illinois 1 - 1 3.5B
  Alabama 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 39M - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
United Kingdom 2 1.3B 1 -
Australia 1 - - -
Canada 1 1.0B - -
  British Columbia 1 1.0B - -
Chile 1 - - -
Domestic 24 (83%) 794M (26%) 3 (75%) 4.5B (100%)
Cross-border 5 (17%) 2.3B (74%) 1 (25%) -
Total 29 $3.1B 4 $4.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
2
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Winston & Strawn LLP
1
Clifford Chance LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.3B
$100M to $1B 3 $755M
< $100M 1 $39M
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest Airwave Solutions Ltd.
$1.3B (2015-12-03)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.5B
TOTAL $4.5B
Largest Motorola Solutions - Enterprise Business
$3.5B (2014-04-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
3 (10%)
Strategic(s)
7%
2 (7%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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