Ericsson - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Ericsson M&A Summary

Ericsson has acquired 31 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 10 assets.

Ericsson’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Vonage Holdings for $6.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2002, when it sold Ericsson Microelectronics to Infineon Technologies AG for $451M. Ericsson has acquired in 7 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (21%) and technology hardware (18%).

Ericsson Business Overview

Where is Ericsson headquartered?

Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

What is Ericsson’s revenue?

Ericsson disclosed revenue of 232,290M SEK for 2020 and 227,216M SEK for 2019.

How many employees does Ericsson have?

Ericsson has 101,624 employees.

What sector is Ericsson in?

Ericsson is a technology hardware company.

When was Ericsson founded?

Ericsson was founded in 1876.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity39
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 3

Ericsson

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

Torshamnsgatan 21,
Stockholm, 164 83
Sweden,
+46 1 07 19 00 00
www.ericsson.com

Ericsson provides telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators worldwide. It operates through four segments Networks, Global Services, Support Solutions, and Modems. Ericsson was formed in 1876 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 25 2 1 1 - - 29
vol $4.5B $1.1B $6.2B $11.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 9 - - 1 - - 10
vol $451M $451M
  39

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Ericsson - IoT Accelerator and Connected Vehicle Cloud businesses 2022-12-07 - Divestiture
Stockholm, Sweden
CFG Systems, Inc. 2022-04-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Colorado Springs, Colorado · www.concealfab.com
Vonage Holdings Corp. 2021-11-22 6.2B USD Merger
Holmdel, New Jersey · www.vonage.com
CradlePoint, Inc. 2020-09-18 1.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Boise, Idaho · www.cradlepoint.com
Genaker 2020-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Barcelona, Spain · www.genaker.net
Ericsson - Enterprise and Cloud Billing Business 2019-10-22 - Divestiture
Stockholm, Sweden
Kathrein-Werke KG - antenna and filters business 2019-02-25 - Divestiture
, Germany
CENX, Inc. 2018-09-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Ottawa, Ontario · www.cenx.com
MediaKind 2018-01-31 - Divestiture
Frisco, Texas · www.mediakind.com
Ericsson Canada, Inc. 2018-01-09 - Divestiture
Mississauga, Quebec
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Tandberg Television Limited 2007-02-26 Tandberg Television AVS GmbH 2007-04-02 1
Southampton, United Kingdom Frankfurt, Germany

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 6 (21%) 1.2B (10%) 2 (20%) -
Communications 5 (17%) 7.4B (62%) 2 (20%) -
Information Technology 5 (17%) - 2 (20%) -
Technology Hardware 5 (17%) 3.0B (25%) 1 (10%) -
Media 3 (10%) 125M (1%) 1 (10%) -
Software 3 (10%) - 1 (10%) -
Real Estate 1 (3%) 177M (1%) - -
Semiconductors 1 (3%) - - -
Electronics - - 1 (10%) 451M (100%)
Total 29 $11.8B 10 $451M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 16 10.5B 3 -
  California 6 2.0B - -
  New Jersey 3 7.4B 1 -
  Massachusetts 3 - - -
  Texas 1 - 1 -
  Idaho 1 1.1B - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Virginia - - 1 -
Sweden - - 6 451M
Canada 3 - 1 -
  Ontario 3 - - -
  Quebec - - 1 -
United Kingdom 3 1.1B - -
China 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Israel 1 95M - -
Poland 1 - - -
Singapore 1 177M - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic - - 6 (60%) 451M (100%)
Cross-border 29 (100%) 11.8B (100%) 4 (40%) -
Total 29 $11.8B 10 $451M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
1
Evercore Group
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $11.4B
$100M to $1B 2 $302M
< $100M 1 $95M
TOTAL $11.8B
Largest Vonage Holdings Corp.
$6.2B (2021-11-22)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $451M
TOTAL $451M
Largest Ericsson Microelectronics
$451M (2002-06-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
3 (10%)
Strategic(s)
10%
3 (10%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
40%
4 (40%)
Strategic(s)
60%
6 (60%)

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