SGS S.A. Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Test/measurement Equipment Company

SGS S.A. has acquired 30 companies, including 22 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

SGS S.A.’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Geostrada for -. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Petroleum Service to Aurora Capital Group for $335M. SGS S.A. has acquired in 9 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include test/measurement equipment (36%) and business services (18%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

SGS S.A.

Place Des Alpes 1,
Geneva, CH-1201
Switzerland,
+41 22 739 91 11
www.sgs.com

SGS S.A. is a provider of inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. SGS was founded in 1878 and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 9 4 7 3 4 1 28
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
vol $335M $335M
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Groupe Moreau 2020-08-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Indre-et-Loire, France · www.groupe-moreau.com
Forensic Analytical Laboratories, Inc. 2019-07-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Hayward, California · www.falaboratories.com
Vircon Ltd. 2019-07-16 - Stake Purchase
Kowloon, Hong Kong · www.vircon.com.hk
Maine Pointe LLC 2019-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.mainepointe.com
Petroleum Service Corp. 2019-06-24 335M USD Divestiture
Baton Rouge, Louisiana · www.petroleumservice.com
i2i Infinity Ltd. 2019-06-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom · www.i2i-infinity.co.uk
TraitGenetics GmbH 2018-02-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Gatersleben, Germany · www.traitgenetics.com
Laboratoire de Contrôle et d’Analyse SA 2018-01-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Zellik, Belgium · www.lca.be
Vanguard Sciences Inc. 2018-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
North Sioux City, South Dakota · www.vanguard-sciences.com
BioVision Seed Research Ltd. 2017-11-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Sherwood Park, Alberta · www.biovision.ca
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Galson Laboratories, Inc. (GAL Services, Inc.) 2014-08-27 Shannon Optical Co. Inc. 2017-02-15 2
East Syracuse, New York · www.galsonlabs.com Bridgeville, Pennsylvania · www.shannonoptical.com
Galson Laboratories, Inc. (GAL Services, Inc.) 2014-08-27 Midwest Gas Instrument Service, Inc. 2017-02-15 1
East Syracuse, New York · www.galsonlabs.com Detroit, Michigan
Galson Laboratories, Inc. (GAL Services, Inc.)    - Premier Safety & Service, Inc. 2014-05-01 1
East Syracuse, New York · www.galsonlabs.com Oakdale, Pennsylvania · www.premiersafety.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Test/Measurement Equipment 10 (36%) - - -
Business Services 5 (18%) - - -
Engineering 4 (14%) - - -
Life Science 4 (14%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (4%) - - -
Machinery 1 (4%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (4%) - - -
Packaging 1 (4%) - - -
Software 1 (4%) - - -
Transportation - - 1 (100%) 335M (100%)
Total 28 - 1 $335M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 13 - 1 335M
  Michigan 3 - - -
  New York 2 - - -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  South Dakota 1 - - -
  Oklahoma 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
  Louisiana - - 1 335M
Canada 4 - - -
  Ontario 2 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
France 2 - - -
Netherlands 2 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Hong Kong 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
South Africa 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (4%) - - -
Cross-border 27 (96%) - 1 (100%) 335M (100%)
Total 28 - 1 $335M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
TOTAL -
Largest Geostrada (Pty) Ltd.
- (2017-09-05)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $335M
TOTAL $335M
Largest Petroleum Service Corp.
$335M (2019-06-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%

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