Novanta Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology Hardware Company

Novanta has acquired 12 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Novanta’s largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired Excel Technology for $360M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold JK Lasers to SPI Lasers for $32M. Novanta has acquired in 4 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include medical products (30%) and technology hardware (30%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 5

Novanta, Inc. (Novanta)

125 Middlesex Turnpike,
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
United States,
(781) 266-5700
www.novanta.com

Novanta is a manufacturer of of core technology solutions that give advanced industrial and healthcare OEMs a competitive advantage. Novanta was founded in 1968 and is based in Bedford, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 6 2 2 - - - 10
vol $547M $150M $697M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $53M $53M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Laser Quantum 2018-10-02 - Stake Purchase
Cheshire, United Kingdom · www.laserquantum.com
Zettlex Holdings Ltd. 2018-05-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.zettlex.com
World of Medicine GmbH 2017-06-06 130M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Berlin, Germany · www.world-of-medicine.com
ThingMagic, Inc. 2017-01-05 20M USD Divestiture
Woburn, Massachusetts · www.thingmagic.com
Reach Technology, Inc. 2016-05-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Fremont, California · www.reachtech.com
Lincoln Laser Co. 2015-11-04 11M USD Add-on Acquisition
Phoenix, Arizona · www.lincolnlaser.com
JK Lasers Ltd. 2015-04-15 32M USD Divestiture
Rugby, United Kingdom · www.jklasers.com
Continuum Electro-Optics, Inc. 2014-07-28 - Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.continuumlasers.com
JADAK Technologies, Inc. 2014-02-18 94M USD Add-on Acquisition
North Syracuse, New York · www.jadaktech.com
GSI - Semiconductor Systems 2013-05-13 - Divestiture
Bedford, Massachusetts
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Electrical Equipment 1 (10%) - 3 (75%) 53M (100%)
Medical Products 3 (30%) 223M (32%) - -
Technology Hardware 3 (30%) 20M (3%) - -
Semiconductors 1 (10%) - 1 (25%) -
Electronics 1 (10%) 360M (52%) - -
Information Technology 1 (10%) 94M (13%) - -
Total 10 $697M 4 $53M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 567M 3 21M
  California 2 83M 2 21M
  New York 2 454M - -
  Massachusetts 1 20M 1 -
  Arizona 1 11M - -
United Kingdom 3 - 1 32M
Germany 1 130M - -
Domestic 6 (60%) 567M (81%) 3 (75%) 21M (40%)
Cross-border 4 (40%) 130M (19%) 1 (25%) 32M (60%)
Total 10 $697M 4 $53M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1
C.W. Downer & Co.
1
UBS Investment Bank
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $490M
< $100M 4 $207M
TOTAL $697M
Largest Excel Technology, Inc.
$360M (2008-07-10)
sell # Total
< $100M 2 $53M
TOTAL $53M
Largest JK Lasers Ltd.
$32M (2015-04-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Strategic(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 (100%)

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