Thales - M&A Summary and Business Overview

Safety/securityCompany

Thales M&A Summary

Thales has acquired 20 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

Thales’ largest acquisition to date was in 2023, when it acquired Imperva for $3.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems to Hitachi for $1.9B. Thales has acquired in 6 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include aerospace (20%) and information technology (20%).

Thales Business Overview

Where is Thales headquartered?

Thales is headquartered in Courbevoie, France.

What is Thales’ revenue?

Thales disclosed revenue of 16,192M EUR for 2021 and 16,989M EUR for 2020.

How many employees does Thales have?

Thales has 76,135 employees.

What sector is Thales in?

Thales is a safety/security company.

When was Thales founded?

Thales was founded in 1893.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity28
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 1

Thales

Thales SA

Tour Carpe Diem Place des Corolles Esplanade Nord,
Courbevoie, 92400
France,
+33 1 57 77 80 00
www.thalesgroup.com

Thales is a provider of integrated solutions and equipment of security systems primarily to the aerospace and defense markets. Thales was founded in 1893 and is based in Courbevoie, France.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 12 - 2 4 1 1 20
vol $478M $113M $3.6B $4.2B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 6 - 2 - - - 8
vol $379M $3.7B $4.1B
  28

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cobham Aerospace Communications 2024-04-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Rungis Cedex, France · www.cobhamaerospacecommunications.com
Imperva, Inc. 2023-07-25 3.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.imperva.com
Excellium Services Belgium N.V. 2022-10-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Zaventem, Belgium · www.excellium-services.com
Grupo S21Sec Gestión, S.A.U. 2022-10-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Madrid, Spain · www.s21sec.com
AI Redefined, Inc. 2022-09-29 - Growth Capital
Montreal, Quebec · www.ai-r.com
OneWelcome 2022-07-12 113M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Amersfoort, Netherlands · www.onewelcome.com
RUAG International’s Simulation & Training Business 2021-11-16 - Divestiture
Bern, Switzerland
Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems 2021-08-04 1.9B EUR Divestiture
Courbevoie, France
Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems Business 2021-08-04 1.9B EUR Divestiture
Courbevoie, France
Moog, Inc. - Navigation Aid Business 2021-06-29 - Divestiture
Salt Lake City, Utah
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Gemalto NV 2018-12-17 Trustonic Ltd. 2020-02-24 1
Meudon, France · www.gemalto.com Cambridge, United Kingdom · www.trustonic.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 4 (20%) - 1 (13%) -
Aerospace 4 (20%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 3 (15%) 400M (10%) - -
Technology Hardware 2 (10%) - 1 (13%) -
Defense 2 (10%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 2 (10%) 191M (5%) - -
Electronics 1 (5%) - 1 (13%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 2 (25%) 131M (3%)
Transportation - - 2 (25%) 3.7B (91%)
Medical Products 1 (5%) - - -
Software 1 (5%) 3.6B (86%) - -
Manufacturing - - 1 (13%) 248M (6%)
Total 20 $4.2B 8 $4.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
France 4 - 3 3.7B
United States 6 4.0B 1 131M
  California 1 3.6B 1 131M
  Utah 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Florida 1 400M - -
Spain 3 - - -
United Kingdom 2 78M 1 -
Australia - - 1 -
Belgium 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Germany - - 1 -
Israel 1 - - -
Luxembourg - - 1 248M
Netherlands 1 113M - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 4 (20%) - 3 (38%) 3.7B (91%)
Cross-border 16 (80%) 4.2B (100%) 5 (63%) 379M (9%)
Total 20 $4.2B 8 $4.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Mummert & Company Corporate Finance GmbH
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.6B
$100M to $1B 2 $513M
< $100M 1 $78M
TOTAL $4.2B
Largest Imperva, Inc.
$3.6B (2023-07-25)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $3.7B
$100M to $1B 2 $379M
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems
$1.9B (2021-08-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
5%
1 (5%)
Strategic(s)
30%
6 (30%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
4 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
4 (50%)

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