Trimble Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Technology Company

Trimble has acquired 101 companies, including 21 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 9 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 Activity108
    • M&A Buy Activity99
    • M&A Sell Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 30
  • M&A Advisors 3

Trimble Inc.

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

Trimble Inc. 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 Inc. was established in 1978 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 83 3 6 3 2 2 99
vol $561M $1.7B $2.3B
Sell (1.8/yr) # - 4 1 - - 4 9
vol $20M $20M
  108

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Trimble Navigation Ltd. - Construction Logistics Business 2020-10-05 - Divestiture
Sunnyvale, California
MidStates VRS LLC 2020-09-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Fargo, North Dakota · www.midstatesvrs.com
Trimble - REF TEK Business 2020-05-18 - Divestiture
Sunnyvale, California
HarvestMark 2020-05-06 - Divestiture
Sunnyvale, California · www.harvestmark.com
Mining Information Systems 2020-02-11 - Divestiture
Willetton, Australia · www.miningis.com.au
Kuebix 2020-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Maynard, Massachusetts · www.kuebix.com
Azteca Systems LLC 2019-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Sandy, Utah · www.cityworks.com
3LOG Systems, Inc. 2019-09-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Richmond, British Columbia · www.3log.com
Viewpoint, Inc. 2018-04-23 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Portland, Oregon · www.viewpoint.com
e-Builder 2018-02-02 500M USD Add-on Acquisition
Plantation, Florida · www.e-builder.net
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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
PeopleNet Communications Corp. 2011-08-05 Cadec Global, Inc. 2015-05-26 1
Minnetonka, Minnesota · www.peoplenetonline.com Manchester, New Hampshire · www.cadec.com
TMW Systems, Inc.    - Integrated Decision Support Corp. (IDSC) 2007-09-17 3
Mayfield Heights, Ohio · www.tmwsystems.com Richardson, Texas · www.idscnet.com
TMW Systems, Inc.    - TMT Software Co. 2007-05-31 2
Mayfield Heights, Ohio · www.tmwsystems.com Durham, North Carolina
TMW Systems, Inc.    - Maddocks Systems, Inc. 2006-09-11 1
Mayfield Heights, Ohio · www.tmwsystems.com Beachwood, Ohio

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 53 (54%) 1.5B (68%) 3 (33%) -
Information Technology 12 (12%) - 3 (33%) -
Electronics 11 (11%) 200M (9%) - -
Internet Software and Services 6 (6%) 500M (22%) 1 (11%) -
Communications 6 (6%) 19M (1%) - -
Technology Hardware 4 (4%) - 1 (11%) 20M (100%)
Engineering 2 (2%) - - -
Aerospace 1 (1%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (1%) - - -
Information Services 1 (1%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (1%) - - -
Utilities 1 (1%) - - -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (11%) -
Total 99 $2.3B 9 $20M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 53 2.2B 8 20M
  California 12 - 6 -
  Colorado 5 200M - -
  Massachusetts 4 - 1 20M
  Texas 4 - - -
  Iowa 3 - - -
  Florida 2 500M 1 -
  Georgia 2 - - -
  Alabama 2 - - -
  Utah 2 - - -
  Ohio 2 335M - -
  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 53 (54%) 2.2B (99%) 8 (89%) 20M (100%)
Cross-border 46 (46%) 26M (1%) 1 (11%) -
Total 99 $2.3B 9 $20M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Ltd.
2
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
Legal Deals
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
PE Firm(s)
43%
9 43%
Strategic(s)
57%
12 57%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
9 100%

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