Panasonic Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Electronics Company

Panasonic has acquired 19 companies, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Panasonic’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Blue Yonder for $8.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold PHC Holdings to KKR for $1.7B. Panasonic has acquired in 9 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (28%) and electronics (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 19
  • M&A Advisors 4

Panasonic Corp.

1006, Oaza Kadoma,
Kadoma, 571-8501
Japan,
+81 6-6908-1121
www.panasonic.com/jp/top.html

Panasonic Corporation is a manufacturer of electronics. It manufactures and markets a wide range of products under the Panasonic brand to enhance and enrich lifestyles all around the globe. Panasonic was founded in 1918 and is based in Kadoma, Japan.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 13 2 - 1 1 1 18
vol $1.6B $8.5B $10.1B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 2 - 1 1 - 3 7
vol $1.8B $1.8B
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Blue Yonder, Inc. 2021-04-23 8.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Scottsdale, Arizona · www.blueyonder.com
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. 2021-03-17 - Divestiture
Nashville, Tennessee · www.unvlt.com
Douglas Lighting Controls, Inc. 2021-03-17 - Divestiture
Burnaby, British Columbia · www.douglaslightingcontrols.com
Panasonic Consumer Energy 2021-03-17 - Divestiture
Zellik, Belgium
Exor International SpA 2020-03-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Lupatoto, Italy · www.exorint.com
Panasonic Energy Malaysia 2019-05-09 - Divestiture
, Malaysia
Omni-ID - ProVIEW Solutions Business 2019-04-01 - Divestiture
Rochester, New York
Panasonic Corp. - Technology Patents 2018-10-15 - Divestiture
Kadoma, Japan
Arimo, Inc. 2017-10-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.arimo.com
TeraDiode, Inc. 2017-01-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Wilmington, Massachusetts · www.teradiode.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.    - Hefei Rongshida Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. 2013-08-13 3
Osaka, Japan · www.panasonic.co.jp/sanyo Hefei, China
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.    - SANYO Semiconductor Co., Ltd. 2010-07-15 2
Osaka, Japan · www.panasonic.co.jp/sanyo Oragun, Japan
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.    - SANYO Electric - Mobile Phone Related Business 2008-01-21 1
Osaka, Japan · www.panasonic.co.jp/sanyo , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 5 (28%) 8.5B (84%) - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (6%) - 3 (43%) -
Electronics 3 (17%) 100M (1%) - -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 1 (14%) -
Communications 2 (11%) - - -
Semiconductors 1 (6%) - 1 (14%) 117M (7%)
Business Services 1 (6%) - - -
Machinery 1 (6%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) 1.5B (15%) - -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - - -
Medical Products - - 1 (14%) 1.7B (93%)
Renewable Energy - - 1 (14%) -
Total 18 $10.1B 7 $1.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 10.1B 1 -
  New York 2 - - -
  California 2 - - -
  Tennessee 1 - 1 -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Montana 1 1.5B - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 100M - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 8.5B - -
Japan 1 - 2 1.7B
Belgium 1 - 1 -
Canada 1 - 1 -
  Ontario 1 - - -
  British Columbia - - 1 -
Germany 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
Malaysia - - 1 -
Singapore - - 1 117M
Sweden 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (6%) - 2 (29%) 1.7B (93%)
Cross-border 17 (94%) 10.1B (100%) 5 (71%) 117M (7%)
Total 18 $10.1B 7 $1.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
GCA Corp.
1
Centerview Partners LLC
1
Legal Deals
Thompson Hine LLP
1
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $10.0B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $10.1B
Largest Blue Yonder, Inc.
$8.5B (2021-04-23)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.7B
$100M to $1B 1 $117M
TOTAL $1.8B
Largest PHC Holdings Corp.
$1.7B (2013-09-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
44%
8 (44%)
Strategic(s)
17%
3 (17%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
57%
4 (57%)
Strategic(s)
43%
3 (43%)

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