SGS S.A. Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Test/measurement Equipment Company

SGS S.A. has acquired 34 companies, including 24 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 2013, when it acquired E&S Engineering Solutions 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 13 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include test/measurement equipment (32%) and business services (19%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity33
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 13
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 13 7 3 4 4 1 32
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
vol $335M $335M
  33

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Analytical & Development Services 2021-01-07 - Divestiture
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Ryobi Geotechnique International Pte Ltd. 2020-12-21 - Stake Purchase
Singapore, Singapore · www.ryobi-g.com
Synlab Group - Analytics & Services business 2020-11-10 - Divestiture
Augsburg, Germany
Engineering Control Ltd. 2020-11-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Taranaki, New Zealand · www.ecl.co.nz
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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Test/Measurement Equipment 10 (31%) - - -
Business Services 6 (19%) - - -
Life Science 6 (19%) - - -
Engineering 5 (16%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - - -
Machinery 1 (3%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (3%) - - -
Packaging 1 (3%) - - -
Software 1 (3%) - - -
Transportation - - 1 (100%) 335M (100%)
Total 32 - 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 - - -
Germany 2 - - -
Netherlands 2 - - -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Hong Kong 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
South Africa 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (3%) - - -
Cross-border 31 (97%) - 1 (100%) 335M (100%)
Total 32 - 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 E&S Engineering Solutions, Inc.
- (2013-01-08)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $335M
TOTAL $335M
Largest Petroleum Service Corp.
$335M (2019-06-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Strategic(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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