Sony Acquisitions and Exits, 19 Deals Between 1989 and 2016
electronics Company

Sony has acquired 12 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

Sony’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired EMI Music Publishing for $2.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Gracenote to Tribune Media for $170M. Sony has acquired in 3 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (28%) and electronics (19%).

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Sony Corp.

1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, 108-0075
Japan,
+81 3 6748 2111
www.sony.net

Sony Corporation,is engaged in the operation of imaging products and solution (IP&S), game, mobile products and communication (MP&C), home entertainment and sound (HE&S), device, movie, music, financial and other business.

M&A Summary

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Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 8 2 1 - - - 11
vol $2.8B $212M $3.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 1 1 - - - 8
vol $188M $188M
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Largest EMI Music Publishing, Inc.
$2.2B (2012-06-29)
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Largest Gracenote, Inc.
$170M (2013-12-23)

Electronics M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the electronics sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 66 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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