Trimble - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Trimble M&A Summary

Trimble has acquired 108 companies, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 11 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 18 assets.

Trimble’s largest acquisition to date was in 2022, when it acquired Transporeon for $2.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold ThingMagic to Novanta for $20M. Trimble has acquired in 27 different US states, and 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (53%) and information technology (15%).

Trimble Business Overview

Where is Trimble headquartered?

Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

What is Trimble’s revenue?

Trimble disclosed revenue of 3,676M USD for 2022 and 3,659M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Trimble have?

Trimble has 11,402 employees.

What sector is Trimble in?

Trimble is an information technology company.

When was Trimble founded?

Trimble was founded in 1978.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity124
    • M&A Buy Activity106
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 38
  • M&A Advisors 8

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 founded in 1978 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 98 2 2 3 - 1 106
vol $2.3B $2.1B $4.4B
Sell (2.6/yr) # 5 4 2 6 1 - 18
vol $20M $20M
  124

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Flashtract, Inc. 2024-05-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.flashtract.com
Kuebix 2023-11-09 - Divestiture
Maynard, Massachusetts · www.kuebix.com
Transporeon GmbH 2022-12-12 2.1B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Ulm, Germany · www.transporeon.com
B2W Software, Inc. 2022-09-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Portsmouth, New Hampshire · www.b2wsoftware.com
Bilberry 2022-08-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Gentilly, France · www.bilberry.io
Trimble - Field Service Management Business 2022-08-25 - Divestiture
Sunnyvale, California
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
View All >>

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 56 (53%) 1.5B (35%) 5 (28%) -
Information Technology 15 (14%) - 4 (22%) -
Electronics 11 (10%) 200M (5%) - -
Technology Hardware 4 (4%) - 5 (28%) 20M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 7 (7%) 2.6B (60%) 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%) - - -
Business Services - - 1 (6%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment - - 1 (6%) -
Total 106 $4.4B 18 $20M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 58 2.2B 17 20M
  California 13 - 10 -
  Massachusetts 4 - 2 20M
  Colorado 5 200M - -
  Texas 5 - - -
  Iowa 3 - - -
  Georgia 3 - - -
  Florida 2 500M 1 -
  Ohio 2 335M 1 -
  Alabama 2 - - -
  Utah 2 - - -
  Tennessee 1 - 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 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 - - -
  Montana 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
Germany 11 2.1B - -
Canada 9 19M - -
  British Columbia 4 - - -
  Ontario 2 19M - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
  Manitoba 1 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
United Kingdom 8 - - -
Australia 2 - 1 -
France 3 7M - -
Netherlands 3 - - -
New Zealand 3 - - -
Ireland 2 - - -
Norway 2 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Hungary 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Sweden 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 58 (55%) 2.2B (51%) 17 (94%) 20M (100%)
Cross-border 48 (45%) 2.1B (49%) 1 (6%) -
Total 106 $4.4B 18 $20M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lincoln International
4
Lazard Ltd.
2
Centerview Partners
1
Legal Deals
Orrick
4
Perkins Coie LLP
1
Weil Gotshal & Manges
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $3.3B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.0B
< $100M 2 $26M
TOTAL $4.4B
Largest Transporeon GmbH
$2.1B (2022-12-12)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $20M
TOTAL $20M
Largest ThingMagic, Inc.
$20M (2017-01-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
9 (8%)
Strategic(s)
11%
12 (11%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
18 (100%)

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