Samsung Electronics Acquisitions and Exits, 34 Deals Between 1997 and 2018
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Samsung Electronics has acquired 28 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 6 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (30%) and software (19%).

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

129, Samsung-Ro Yeongtong-Gu,
Suwon, 443742
South Korea,
+82 3 1200 1114

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 Co., Ltd. was established in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwon, South Korea.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 13 2 6 4 2 - 27
vol $523M $8.0B $49M $8.6B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 5 - 2 - - - 7
vol $450M $1.1B $1.5B

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Largest Harman International Industries, Inc.
$8.0B (2016-11-14)
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Largest Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. - Printer Business
$1.1B (2016-09-12)

Electronics M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the electronics sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 68 electronics companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 5 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic electronics acquirer over the past 3 years is Gentherm, with 1 acquisition. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the electronics sector over the past 3 years is Harbour Group with 1 platform acquisition.

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