Boeing Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Aerospace Company

Boeing has acquired 30 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Boeing’s largest acquisition to date was in 1996, when it acquired McDonnell Douglas for $13.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2005, when it sold Spirit AeroSystems to Onex Partners for $375M. Boeing has acquired in 11 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include aerospace (27%) and software (27%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity30
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 4

The Boeing Co. (Boeing)

100 North Riverside Plaza,
Chicago, Illinois 60606
United States,
(312) 544-2000
www.boeing.com

The Boeing Company is a global aerospace company that operates in five principal segments. These segments include Commercial Airplanes; Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) which comprises of Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA), Network & Space Systems (N&SS) and Global Services & Support (GS&S); and Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC). The Company's other business includes the activities of Engineering, Operations & Technology (EO&T) and Shared Services Group (SSG). EO&T provides Boeing with technical and functional capabilities, including information technology, research and development, test and evaluation, technology strategy development, environmental remediation management and intellectual property management. The Boeing was formed in 1916 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 24 1 1 2 2 - 30
vol $24.1B $4.3B $28.4B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $375M $375M
  35

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ForeFlight LLC 2019-03-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.foreflight.com
Isotropic Systems Ltd. 2019-01-15 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.isotropicsystems.com
Millennium Space Systems, Inc. 2018-08-16 - Add-on Acquisition
El Segundo, California · www.millennium-space.com
KLX, Inc. 2018-05-01 4.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Wellington, Florida · www.klx.com
Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. 2017-10-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Manassas, Vermont · www.aurora.aero
Liquid Robotics, Inc. 2016-12-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.liquidr.com
Peters Software GmbH 2015-10-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Cologne, Germany · www.peterssoftware.de
2d3, Inc. 2015-04-10 25M USD Divestiture
Irvine, California · www.2d3.com
Narus, Inc. 2015-01-13 - Divestiture
Sunnyvale, California · www.narus.com
Ventura Solutions, Inc. 2014-06-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Annapolis Junction, Maryland · www.vsi-corp.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
KLX, Inc. 2018-05-01 John Hassall, Inc. - Laboratory Operations 2018-07-16 1
Wellington, Florida · www.klx.com Westbury, New York
Jeppesen, Inc. 2000-08-15 Jeppesen - Marine Business 2016-03-15 2
Englewood, Colorado · www.jeppesen.com , United States
Jeppesen, Inc. 2000-08-15 Jeppesen, Inc. - Journey Planning Business and Integrated Public Transport Information System (IPTIS) 2013-11-19 1
Englewood, Colorado · www.jeppesen.com , United Kingdom
Aviall, Inc. 2006-09-20 Sisu Services, Inc. 2008-04-13 1
Dallas, Texas · www.aviall.com Crown Point, Indiana · www.sisuservices.com
Argon ST, Inc.    - San Diego Research Center, Inc. 2006-07-07 1
Fairfax, Virginia · www.argonst.com San Diego, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Aerospace 8 (27%) 15.0B (53%) 4 (80%) 375M (100%)
Software 8 (27%) 25M (< 1%) - -
Information Technology 3 (10%) - 1 (20%) -
Technology Hardware 3 (10%) - - -
Defense 2 (7%) 3.8B (14%) - -
Distribution 1 (3%) 4.3B (15%) - -
Education 1 (3%) - - -
Electronics 1 (3%) 3.8B (13%) - -
Engineering 1 (3%) - - -
Information Services 1 (3%) 1.5B (5%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (3%) - - -
Total 30 $28.4B 5 $375M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 26 28.4B 5 375M
  California 10 3.8B 2 -
  Virginia 4 775M - -
  Texas 2 1.7B - -
  Missouri 2 13.3B - -
  Washington 1 - 1 -
  Vermont 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Florida 1 4.3B - -
  Colorado 1 1.5B - -
  Kansas - - 1 375M
Germany 1 - - -
Gibraltar 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 26 (87%) 28.4B (100%) 5 (100%) 375M (100%)
Cross-border 4 (13%) - - -
Total 30 $28.4B 5 $375M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
2
GTK Partners
2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 6 $27.6B
$100M to $1B 1 $775M
< $100M 1 $25M
TOTAL $28.4B
Largest McDonnell Douglas Corp.
$13.3B (1996-12-16)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $375M
TOTAL $375M
Largest Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
$375M (2005-08-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
60%
6 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
4 40%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
33%
2 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
4 67%

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