VIAVI Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Electrical EquipmentCompany

VIAVI has acquired 35 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

VIAVI’s largest acquisition to date was in 2000, when it acquired E-Tek Dynamics for $15.0B. VIAVI has acquired in 10 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include technology hardware (50%) and electronics (21%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity37
    • M&A Buy Activity34
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

VIAVI

VIAVI Solutions Inc.

6001 America Center Drive,
San Jose, California 95002
United States,
(408) 404-3600
www.viavisolutions.com

VIAVI is a company that designs and manufactures products for optical communications networks, communications test and measurement equipment, lasers and optical solutions. The Company was originally known as JDS Uniphase Corp. and became VIAVI in 2015. Viavi was founded in 1923 and is based in San Jose, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 33 1 - - - - 34
vol $23.6B $455M $24.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
  37

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cobham plc - AvComm and Wireless Test and Measurement Businesses 2018-03-16 455M USD Divestiture
Wimborne, United Kingdom
Lumentum Holdings Inc. 2015-07-31 - Spin Off
San Jose, California · www.lumentum.com
Trendium, Inc. 2014-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Boulder, Colorado · www.trendium.com
Time-Bandwidth Products AG 2014-01-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Zurich, Switzerland · www.time-bandwidth.com
Network Instruments LLC 2013-12-11 200M USD Add-on Acquisition
Minnetonka, Minnesota · www.networkinstruments.com
Arieso Ltd. 2013-03-08 85M USD Add-on Acquisition
Newbury, United Kingdom · www.arieso.com
Gencomm Co., Ltd. 2012-08-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Seoul, South Korea
Dyaptive Systems, Inc. 2012-01-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia
QuantaSol Ltd. 2011-07-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom · www.quantasol.com
Agilent Technologies - Network Solutions Test Business 2010-05-03 165M USD Divestiture
Santa Clara, California
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Technology Hardware 17 (50%) 17.1B (71%) 2 (67%) -
Electronics 7 (21%) 6.2B (26%) - -
Software 3 (9%) 85M (< 1%) - -
Test/Measurement Equipment 3 (9%) 620M (3%) - -
Communications 2 (6%) 41M (< 1%) - -
Business Services 1 (3%) - - -
Renewable Energy 1 (3%) - - -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (33%) -
Total 34 $24.0B 3 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 22 23.4B 3 -
  California 10 21.4B 2 -
  Colorado 2 125M - -
  Washington 2 50M - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  North Carolina 1 750M 1 -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 200M - -
  Maryland 1 760M - -
  Florida 1 - - -
Canada 5 3M - -
  Ontario 3 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
United Kingdom 3 540M - -
China 1 - - -
Singapore 1 60M - -
  California 1 60M - -
South Korea 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 22 (65%) 23.4B (97%) 3 (100%) -
Cross-border 12 (35%) 603M (3%) - -
Total 34 $24.0B 3 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $21.1B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.5B
< $100M 9 $482M
TOTAL $24.0B
Largest E-Tek Dynamics, Inc.
$15.0B (2000-04-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Strategic(s)
21%
7 (21%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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