Qualcomm - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Qualcomm M&A Summary

Qualcomm has acquired 39 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Qualcomm’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Atheros Communications for $3.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Omnitracs to Vista Equity Partners for $800M. Qualcomm has acquired in 8 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (36%) and semiconductors (22%).

Qualcomm Business Overview

Where is Qualcomm headquartered?

Qualcomm is headquartered in San Diego, California.

What is Qualcomm’s revenue?

Qualcomm disclosed revenue of 23,531M USD for 2020 and 24,273M USD for 2019.

How many employees does Qualcomm have?

Qualcomm has 41,000 employees.

What sector is Qualcomm in?

Qualcomm is a semiconductors company.

When was Qualcomm founded?

Qualcomm was founded in 1985.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity42
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 4

Qualcomm

Qualcomm, Inc.

5775 Morehouse Drive,
San Diego, California 92121
United States,
(858) 587-1121
www.qualcomm.com

Qualcomm develops and commercializes communication technologies. Qualcomm develops a digital communication technology called CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and owns significant intellectual property applicable to products that implement any version of CDMA. Qualcomm develops OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) technology for which the Company owns intellectual property. Qualcomm also develops and commercializes technologies used in handsets and tablets. In addition to licensing portions of its intellectual property portfolio, Qualcomm produces integrated circuits (also known as chips or chipsets) and system software used in mobile devices and in wireless networks. Qualcomm was formed in 1985 and is based in San Diego, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 32 1 3 1 - - 37
vol $5.8B $1.4B $7.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $800M $800M
  42

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cellwize Wireless Technologies Ltd. 2022-06-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Tel Aviv, Israel · www.cellwize.com
Clay AIR, Inc. 2021-11-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.clayair.io
Veoneer, Inc. 2021-08-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.veoneer.com
Nuvia, Inc. 2021-01-13 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.nuviainc.com
Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. 2020-04-21 - Stake Purchase
Navi Mumbai, India · www.jio.com
Capsule Technologies, Inc. 2019-02-11 - Divestiture
Andover, Massachusetts · www.capsuletech.com
Qualcomm, Inc. - Qualcomm Halo 2019-02-11 - Divestiture
San Diego, California
Scyfer B.V. 2017-08-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.scyfer.nl
RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd. 2017-02-03 - Joint Venture
Singapore, Singapore · www.rf360jv.com
Capsule Technologies, Inc. 2015-09-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Andover, Massachusetts · www.capsuletech.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Veoneer, Inc. 2021-08-05 Veoneer Active Safety 2022-12-20 1
Stockholm, Sweden · www.veoneer.com Stockholm, Sweden
Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc.    - Qualcomm - Vuforia Business 2015-10-12 1
San Diego, California · www.iskoot.com , United States
Atheros Communications, Inc. 2011-01-05 Ubicom, Inc. 2012-03-07 2
San Jose, California · www.atheros.com San Jose, California · www.ubicom.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 13 (35%) 353M (5%) 1 (20%) 800M (100%)
Semiconductors 8 (22%) 5.0B (70%) - -
Technology Hardware 6 (16%) 1.6B (22%) 2 (40%) -
Information Technology 5 (14%) - 1 (20%) -
Automotive 1 (3%) - 1 (20%) -
Communications 1 (3%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - - -
Electronics 1 (3%) 175M (2%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - - -
Total 37 $7.2B 5 $800M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 24 6.7B 4 800M
  California 15 5.8B 2 -
  Massachusetts 3 175M 1 -
  Texas 1 - 1 800M
  Oregon 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 600M - -
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 210M - -
Israel 3 300M - -
United Kingdom 3 93M - -
Netherlands 1 - 1 -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Ireland 1 32M - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Sweden 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 24 (65%) 6.7B (94%) 4 (80%) 800M (100%)
Cross-border 13 (35%) 425M (6%) 1 (20%) -
Total 37 $7.2B 5 $800M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Centerview Partners
1
Legal Deals
DLA Piper
2
Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $5.5B
$100M to $1B 5 $1.5B
< $100M 6 $218M
TOTAL $7.2B
Largest Atheros Communications, Inc.
$3.1B (2011-01-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $800M
TOTAL $800M
Largest Omnitracs LLC
$800M (2013-08-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Strategic(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
40%
2 (40%)
Strategic(s)
60%
3 (60%)

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