Spirent Communications Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Communications Company

Spirent Communications has acquired 11 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 9 assets.

Spirent Communications’ largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Metrico Wireless for $52M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2012, when it sold PG Drives Technology to Curtiss-Wright for $64M. Spirent Communications has acquired in 3 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (56%) and internet software and services (23%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Spirent Communications Plc

Northwood Park Gatwick Road,
Crawley, RH10 9XN
United Kingdom,
44 12 9376 7676
www.spirent.com

Spirent Communications plc operates as a communications test and measurement company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Spirent Communications was founded in 1936 and is based in Crawley, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
vol $154M $154M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 8 - 1 - - - 9
vol $95M $95M
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mobilethink A/S 2018-04-05 - Divestiture
Aarhus, Denmark · www.mobilethink.dk
Testing Technologies IST GmbH 2016-03-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Berlin, Germany · www.testingtech.de
Epitiro (UK) Ltd. 2015-12-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Cardiff, United Kingdom · www.epitiro.com
Mobilethink A/S 2014-09-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Aarhus, Denmark · www.mobilethink.dk
Tweakker ApS 2014-09-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Aarhus, Denmark · www.tweakker.com
Radvision Ltd - Technology Business Unit 2014-07-02 25M USD Divestiture
, Israel
DAX Technologies Corp. 2014-02-24 37M USD Add-on Acquisition
Matawan, New Jersey · www.daxtechnologies.com
Metrico Wireless, Inc. 2012-09-06 52M USD Add-on Acquisition
Frederick, Maryland · www.metricowireless.com
Mu Dynamics, Inc. 2012-04-20 40M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.mudynamics.com
Miro Technologies, Inc. 2004-09-20 - Divestiture
La Jolla, California · www.mirotechnologies.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 5 (56%) 129M (84%) 2 (25%) -
Aerospace - - 3 (38%) 7M (22%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (22%) 25M (16%) - -
Electronics - - 2 (25%) -
Business Services 1 (11%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (11%) - - -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (13%) 24M (78%)
Total 9 $154M 8 $31M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 129M 5 31M
  California 1 40M 3 -
  New Jersey 2 37M - -
  Maryland 1 52M - -
  Colorado - - 1 24M
United Kingdom 1 - 3 64M
Denmark 2 - 1 -
Germany 1 - - -
Israel 1 25M - -
Domestic 1 (11%) - 3 (33%) 64M (67%)
Cross-border 8 (89%) 154M (100%) 6 (67%) 31M (33%)
Total 9 $154M 9 $95M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 4 $154M
TOTAL $154M
Largest Metrico Wireless, Inc.
$52M (2012-09-06)
sell # Total
< $100M 3 $95M
TOTAL $95M
Largest PG Drives Technology Ltd.
$64M (2012-09-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Strategic(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Strategic(s)
89%
8 (89%)

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