Samsung Electronics Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Electronics Company

Samsung Electronics has acquired 29 companies, including 15 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Samsung Electronics’ largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Harman International Industries for $8.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Samsung Electronics - Printer Business to HP for $1.1B. Samsung Electronics has acquired in 7 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (29%) and software (18%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 4

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

129, Samsung-Ro Yeongtong-Gu,
Suwon, 443742
South Korea,
+82 31 200 1114
www.samsung.com

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 15 6 4 2 - 1 28
vol $523M $8.0B $49M $8.6B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 2 - - - - 7
vol $450M $1.1B $1.5B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TeleWorld Solutions 2020-02-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Chantilly, Virginia · www.teleworldsolutions.com
Zhilabs, S.L. 2018-10-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Barcelona, Spain · www.zhilabs.com
Kngine, Inc. 2018-03-07 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.kngine.com
Fluenty, Inc. 2017-11-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Seoul, South Korea · www.fluenty.co
Innoetics 2017-07-12 43M USD Add-on Acquisition
Athens, Greece · www.innoetics.com
VRB 2017-06-19 6M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.vrb.is
Perch 2017-02-05 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.getperch.com
Pusan Newport Co. Ltd. 2016-12-29 - Divestiture
Busan, South Korea · www.pncport.com
NewNet Communication Technologies (Canada), Inc. 2016-11-16 19M USD Divestiture
Halifax, Nova Scotia · www.newpace.ca
Harman International Industries, Inc. 2016-11-14 8.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Stamford, Connecticut · www.harman.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 8 (29%) - - -
Technology Hardware 4 (14%) 30M (< 1%) 3 (43%) 1.1B (70%)
Software 5 (18%) 224M (3%) - -
Electronics 3 (11%) 8.3B (97%) - -
Information Technology 2 (7%) 43M (1%) - -
Semiconductors 1 (4%) - 1 (14%) 450M (30%)
Business Services 1 (4%) - - -
Consumer Products 1 (4%) - - -
Distribution 1 (4%) - - -
Life Science 1 (4%) - - -
Medical Products 1 (4%) - - -
Automotive - - 1 (14%) -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (14%) -
Infrastructure - - 1 (14%) -
Total 28 $8.6B 7 $1.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 19 8.2B 1 -
  California 10 - - -
  New York 4 36M - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 200M - -
  Connecticut 1 8.0B - -
South Korea 1 - 4 1.5B
Canada 2 19M - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
  Nova Scotia 1 19M - -
Netherlands 1 - 1 -
Brazil 1 - - -
China - - 1 -
Germany 1 293M - -
Greece 1 43M - -
Spain 1 - - -
Sweden 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (4%) - 4 (57%) 1.5B (100%)
Cross-border 27 (96%) 8.6B (100%) 3 (43%) -
Total 28 $8.6B 7 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Paul Hastings LLP
1
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $8.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $493M
< $100M 4 $97M
TOTAL $8.6B
Largest Harman International Industries, Inc.
$8.0B (2016-11-14)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 1 $450M
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. - Printer Business
$1.1B (2016-09-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
4 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
2 33%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
7 100%

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