Thorlabs - M&A Summary and Business Overview

Test/measurement EquipmentCompany

Thorlabs M&A Summary

Thorlabs has acquired 13 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Thorlabs has acquired in 5 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include test/measurement equipment (77%) and electronics (8%).

Thorlabs Business Overview

Where is Thorlabs headquartered?

Thorlabs is headquartered in Newton, New Jersey.

What sector is Thorlabs in?

Thorlabs is a test/measurement equipment company.

When was Thorlabs founded?

Thorlabs was founded in 1989.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity13
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Thorlabs, Inc.

56 Sparta Road,
Newton, New Jersey 07860
United States,
(973) 579-7227
www.thorlabs.com

Thorlabs is a vertically integrated photonics products manufacturer to serve the laser and electro-optics research market. As that market has spawned a multitude of technical innovations, Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever increasing role serving the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 12 - - - 1 - 13
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
JML Optical Industries, Inc. 2023-01-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Rochester, New York · www.jmloptical.com
Vytran, LLC 2015-08-20 - Divestiture
Morganville, New Jersey · www.vytran.com
Corning Quantum Cascade Laser Business 2014-10-27 - Divestiture
, United States
Lake Shore Terahertz Optical Filter Product Line 2014-01-31 - Divestiture
, United States
Digital Video Camera Co. (DVC) 2013-06-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.dvcco.com
IRphotonics, Inc. 2013-01-03 - Add-on Acquisition
St.-Laurent, Quebec
Maxion Technologies, Inc. 2012-11-19 - Divestiture
Jessup, Maryland · www.maxion.com
Idesta Quantum Octavius Line of Ultrafast Lasers 2012-03-05 - Divestiture
, United States
Lumen Dynamics Burleigh(R) Product Line Assets 2011-10-07 - Divestiture
, Canada
Covega Corp. 2009-03-23 - Divestiture
Jessup, Maryland · www.covega.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Test/Measurement Equipment 10 (77%) - - -
Electronics 1 (8%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (8%) - - -
Semiconductors 1 (8%) - - -
Total 13 - - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 - - -
  New Jersey 2 - - -
  Maryland 2 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
Canada 2 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Sweden 1 - - -
Domestic 9 (69%) - - -
Cross-border 4 (31%) - - -
Total 13 - - -

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
54%
7 (54%)

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