Waters Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Test/measurement Equipment Company

Waters has acquired 8 companies. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Waters’ largest acquisition to date was in 1997, when it acquired Micromass for $178M. Waters has acquired in 5 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include electrical equipment (25%) and life science (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

Waters Corp.

34 Maple Street,
Milford, Massachusetts 01757
United States,
(508) 478-2000
www.waters.com

Waters Corp. is a manufacturer of high and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry instruments. It offers thermal analysis, rheometry and calorimetry instruments and supplies software based products to interface with the company's and other manufacturers' instruments. Waters was formed in 1958 and is based in Milford, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $221M $221M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Nonlinear Dynamics Ltd. 2013-08-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom · www.nonlinear.com
Thar Instruments, Inc. 2009-02-02 - Stake Purchase
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Analytical Products Group, Inc. 2008-12-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Belpre, Ohio
Thar Instruments, Inc. 2007-06-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Environmental Resource Associates, Inc. 2006-11-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Golden, Colorado · www.eraqc.com
VICAM 2006-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Watertown, Massachusetts · www.vicam.com
NuGenesis Technologies Corp. 2004-03-05 43M USD Add-on Acquisition
Westborough, Massachusetts · www.nugenesis.com
Micromass Ltd. 1997-09-25 178M USD Add-on Acquisition
Manchester, United States
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
TA Instruments, Inc.    - Rubotherm GmbH 2016-09-12 4
New Castle, Delaware · www.tainstruments.com Bochum, Germany · www.rubotherm.com
TA Instruments, Inc.    - LaserComp, Inc. 2014-01-30 3
New Castle, Delaware · www.tainstruments.com Saugus, Massachusetts · www.lasercomp.com
TA Instruments, Inc.    - Expert System Solutions S.r.l. 2014-01-30 2
New Castle, Delaware · www.tainstruments.com Modena, Italy · www.expertsystemsolutions.com
TA Instruments, Inc.    - Scarabaeus Mess und Produktionstechnik GmbH 2013-09-30 1
New Castle, Delaware · www.tainstruments.com Wetzlar, Germany

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Electrical Equipment 2 (25%) - - -
Life Science 2 (25%) 178M (81%) - -
Medical Products 2 (25%) - - -
Software 2 (25%) 43M (19%) - -
Total 8 $221M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 221M - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  Massachusetts 2 43M - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 7 (88%) 221M (100%) - -
Cross-border 1 (13%) - - -
Total 8 $221M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $178M
< $100M 1 $43M
TOTAL $221M
Largest Micromass Ltd.
$178M (1997-09-25)

M&A Connections

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Acquired from
Investor(s)
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