Trimble Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information TechnologyCompany

Trimble has acquired 103 companies, including 15 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 16 assets.

Trimble’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Viewpoint for $1.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold ThingMagic to Novanta for $20M. Trimble has acquired in 25 different US states, and 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (54%) and information technology (13%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity117
    • M&A Buy Activity101
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 34
  • M&A Advisors 5

Trimble

Trimble Inc.

935 Stewart Drive,
Sunnyvale, California 94085
United States,
(408) 481-8000
www.trimble.com

Trimble is a provider of location-based solutions. The Company integrates its positioning expertise in GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide an array of commercial solutions. Trimble's technology serves a variety of industries including agriculture, engineering and construction, transportation and wireless communications infrastructure. Trimble was established in 1978 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 92 3 2 2 2 - 101
vol $561M $1.7B $2.3B
Sell (2.2/yr) # 5 - - 4 2 5 16
vol $20M $20M
  117

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Trimble, Inc. - Beena Vision Business 2022-04-20 - Divestiture
Sunnyvale, California
Seco Manufacturing 2022-04-13 - Divestiture
Redding, California · www.surveying.com
Protempis LLC 2022-04-13 - Divestiture
, United States · www.protempis.com
Loadrite 2022-04-13 - Divestiture
, United States
Spectra Lasers 2022-04-13 - Divestiture
Dayton, Ohio · www.spectralasers.com
AgileAssets, Inc. 2021-12-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.agileassets.com
Zimeno, Inc. 2021-11-17 - Stake Purchase
Livermore, California · www.monarchtractor.com
Trimble - Iron Solutions business 2021-06-16 - Divestiture
Sunnyvale, California
Trimble Inc. - Manhattan Software 2021-02-17 - Divestiture
Sunnyvale, California
Trimble Navigation Ltd. - Construction Logistics Business 2020-10-05 - Divestiture
Sunnyvale, California
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
ALK Technologies, Inc. 2013-01-03 ACTT Allergy Testing 2019-10-22 1
Princeton, New Jersey · www.alk.com Port Washington, New York · www.fredsinc.com
TMW Systems, Inc.    - Maddocks Systems, Inc. 2006-09-11 3
Mayfield Heights, Ohio · www.tmwsystems.com Beachwood, Ohio

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 54 (53%) 1.5B (68%) 4 (25%) -
Information Technology 13 (13%) - 4 (25%) -
Electronics 11 (11%) 200M (9%) - -
Technology Hardware 4 (4%) - 5 (31%) 20M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 6 (6%) 500M (22%) 1 (6%) -
Communications 6 (6%) 19M (1%) - -
Engineering 2 (2%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (1%) - 1 (6%) -
Aerospace 1 (1%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (1%) - - -
Information Services 1 (1%) - - -
Utilities 1 (1%) - - -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Total 101 $2.3B 16 $20M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 55 2.2B 15 20M
  California 13 - 10 -
  Colorado 5 200M - -
  Texas 5 - - -
  Massachusetts 4 - 1 20M
  Iowa 3 - - -
  Florida 2 500M 1 -
  Ohio 2 335M 1 -
  Georgia 2 - - -
  Alabama 2 - - -
  Utah 2 - - -
  Montana 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Idaho 1 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Vermont 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 1.2B - -
  North Dakota 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
Germany 10 - - -
Canada 9 19M - -
  British Columbia 4 - - -
  Ontario 2 19M - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
  Manitoba 1 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
United Kingdom 8 - - -
Australia 2 - 1 -
Netherlands 3 - - -
New Zealand 3 - - -
France 2 7M - -
Ireland 2 - - -
Norway 2 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Hungary 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Sweden 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 55 (54%) 2.2B (99%) 15 (94%) 20M (100%)
Cross-border 46 (46%) 26M (1%) 1 (6%) -
Total 101 $2.3B 16 $20M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
4
Lazard Ltd.
2
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
4
Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.0B
< $100M 2 $26M
TOTAL $2.3B
Largest Viewpoint, Inc.
$1.2B (2018-04-23)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $20M
TOTAL $20M
Largest ThingMagic, Inc.
$20M (2017-01-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
7 (7%)
Strategic(s)
12%
12 (12%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
16 (100%)

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