Thales SA

31 Place des Corolles,
Paris, 92200
33 1 57 77 80 00

Thales SA is a provider of integrated solutions and equipment of security systems primarily to the aerospace and defense markets. Thales SA was formed in 1893 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 7 3 - - 1 - 11
vol $78M $400M $478M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $379M $379M

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$400M (2014-06-10)
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Largest Qioptiq Group
$248M (2005-12-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Thales SA has acquired 11 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 4 assets.

Thales SA’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired LiveTV for $400M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2005, when it sold Qioptiq Group to Candover Investments for $248M. Thales SA has acquired in 4 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include aerospace (28%) and electrical equipment (28%).

When analyzing the safety/security sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 74 safety/security companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 12 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic safety/security acquirer over the past 3 years is Convergint Technologies, with 9 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the safety/security sector over the past 3 years is Audax Private Equity with 3 platform acquisitions.

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