M&A Deal Summary

Samsung Electronics Acquires Harman International Industries

On November 14, 2016, Samsung Electronics acquired electronics company Harman International Industries for 8.0B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Samsung Electronics’ 3rd transaction in the Electronics sector.
  • This is Samsung Electronics’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Samsung Electronics’ 15th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Samsung Electronics’ 1st transaction in Connecticut.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-11-14
Target Harman International Industries
Sector Electronics
Buyer(s) Samsung Electronics
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 8.0B USD
Advisor(s) J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
Lazard Ltd. (Financial)
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP (Legal)

Target

Harman International Industries

Stamford, Connecticut, United States
website
Entrance to a Harman retail store in New York City.
Entrance to a Harman retail store in New York City.
Harman International Industries, Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Its brands include Harman Kardon, JBL, Revel, Mark Levinson, Infinity, Lexicon, Soundcraft-Studer, AKG, Becker and QNX. Harman International Industries, Inc. was formed in 1980 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Samsung Electronics

Suwon, South Korea

website


Category Company
Founded 1938
SectorElectronics
Employees106,074
Revenue 279,604.8B KRW (2021)
DESCRIPTION
Samsung office in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Samsung office in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Samsung Electronics is a manufacturer and marketer of a wide range of consumer electronics. Samsung Electronics produces mobile phones, televisions, computers as well as electronic components including batteries, chips, memory and hard drives. Samsung Electronics was founded in 1938 and is based in Suwon, South Korea.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 20 of 28
Sector (Electronics) 3 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 19 of 26
State (Connecticut) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 15 of 19
Year (2016) 5 of 6
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 7
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