Poly - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Poly M&A Summary

Poly has acquired 4 companies of its own. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Poly’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Polycom for $2.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2009, when it sold Altec Lansing Technologies to Prophet Equity for $16M. Poly has acquired in 2 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (50%) and electronics (25%).

Poly Ownership

Who owns Poly?

Poly is owned by HP. It was acquired on March 28, 2022.

Was Poly formerly PE-backed?

Yes. Poly was formerly owned by 1 private investor.

Poly Business Overview

Where is Poly headquartered?

Poly is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California.

What is Poly’s revenue?

Poly disclosed revenue of 1,728M USD for 2021 and 1,697M USD for 2020.

How many employees does Poly have?

Poly has 8,200 employees.

What sector is Poly in?

Poly is a technology hardware company.

When was Poly founded?

Poly was founded in 1961.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 2


Plantronics, Inc.

345 Encinal Street,
Santa Cruz, California 95060
United States,
(831) 426-5858

Poly is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of headsets and wireless communications products. Poly MeetingAI delivers a broadcast-quality video conferencing experience with Poly DirectorAI technology which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver real-time automatic transitions, framing, and tracking, while NoiseBlockAI and Acoustic Fence technologies block out unwanted background noise. Poly was founded in 1961 and is based in Santa Cruz, California.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $2.2B $2.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $16M $16M

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Polycom, Inc. 2018-03-28 2.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.polycom.com
Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. 2009-12-02 16M USD Divestiture
Milford, Pennsylvania · www.alteclansing.com
Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc. 2005-07-11 166M USD Add-on Acquisition
Milford, Pennsylvania · www.alteclansing.com
Volume Logic, Inc. 2005-04-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Berkeley, California
Ameriphone, Inc. 2002-01-02 10M USD Add-on Acquisition
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 2 (50%) 2.0B (92%) - -
Electronics 1 (25%) 166M (8%) 1 (100%) 16M (100%)
Medical Products 1 (25%) 10M (< 1%) - -
Total 4 $2.2B 1 $16M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 2.2B 1 16M
  Pennsylvania 2 176M 1 16M
  California 2 2.0B - -
Total 4 $2.2B 1 $16M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
Legal Deals
Foley & Lardner LLP

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $166M
< $100M 1 $10M
Largest Polycom, Inc.
$2.0B (2018-03-28)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $16M
Largest Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc.
$16M (2009-12-02)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
1 (25%)
Divested to
1 (100%)

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