QinetiQ Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Life Science Company

QinetiQ Group has acquired 15 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 9 assets.

QinetiQ Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Analex for $173M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2010, when it sold QinetiQ Security and Intelligence Solutions Unit to ManTech International for $60M. QinetiQ Group has acquired in 4 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (27%) and defense (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 2

QinetiQ Group Plc

Cody Technology Park Ively Road,
Farnborough, GU14 0LX
United Kingdom,
+44 1252 392 000
www.qinetiq.com

QinetiQ Group Plc was one of Europe's largest science and technology organisations. QinetiQ Group was founded in 2001 and is based in Farnborough, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 14 1 - - - - 15
vol $632M $632M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 5 - - - 4 - 9
vol $97M $91M $188M
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
OptaSense Ltd. 2020-12-03 45M GBP Divestiture
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.optasense.com
Commerce Decisions Ltd. 2020-11-12 - Divestiture
Oxford, United Kingdom · www.cd.qinetiq.com
Boldon James Ltd. 2020-06-25 46M GBP Divestiture
Farnborough, United Kingdom · www.boldonjames.com
QinetiQ Group Plc - Quantum Key Distribution Patent Portfolio 2020-01-28 - Divestiture
Farnborough, United Kingdom
RubiKon Group Pty Ltd. 2017-02-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Brisbane, Australia · www.rubikon.com.au
Meggitt Target Systems 2016-12-21 89M GBP Divestiture
Ashford, United Kingdom
Cyveillance, Inc. 2015-12-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Virginia · www.cyveillance.com
Redfern Integrated Optics, Inc. 2014-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.rio-inc.com
QinetiQ Group - UK Fuel & Lubricants Business 2011-08-01 770K GBP Divestiture
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Spectro Scientific, Inc. 2011-07-07 - Divestiture
Chelmsford, Massachusetts · www.spectroinc.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Westar Aerospace and Defense Group, Inc. 2004-09-30 Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. 2007-03-01 1
St. Louis, Missouri · www.westar.com Saint Charles, Missouri · www.afsfilters.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 4 (27%) 328M (52%) 1 (11%) -
Software 2 (13%) 46M (7%) 2 (22%) 46M (25%)
Defense 3 (20%) 130M (21%) - -
Engineering 2 (13%) - - -
Aerospace 1 (7%) 89M (14%) 1 (11%) 36M (19%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (7%) 40M (6%) 1 (11%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (22%) 770K (< 1%)
Semiconductors 1 (7%) - - -
Transportation 1 (7%) - - -
Safety/Security - - 1 (11%) 60M (32%)
Technology Hardware - - 1 (11%) 45M (24%)
Total 15 $632M 9 $188M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 498M 3 60M
  Virginia 4 368M 2 60M
  California 2 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - 1 -
  Missouri 1 130M - -
United Kingdom 3 134M 6 128M
Australia 4 - - -
Domestic 3 (20%) 134M (21%) 6 (67%) 128M (68%)
Cross-border 12 (80%) 498M (79%) 3 (33%) 60M (32%)
Total 15 $632M 9 $188M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BB&T Capital Markets
1
Results International Group LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $408M
< $100M 5 $224M
TOTAL $632M
Largest Analex Corp.
$173M (2007-01-20)
sell # Total
< $100M 5 $188M
TOTAL $188M
Largest QinetiQ Security and Intelligence Solutions Unit
$60M (2010-10-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
5 (33%)
Strategic(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Strategic(s)
89%
8 (89%)

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