Western Digital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology Hardware Company

Western Digital has acquired 14 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Western Digital’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired SanDisk for $19.0B. Western Digital has acquired in 2 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include technology hardware (50%) and software (43%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 4

Western Digital Corp.

5601 Great Oaks Parkway,
San Jose, California 95119
United States,
(408) 717-6000
www.wdc.com

Western Digital is a developer and manufacturer of storage products that enable people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. The Company designs and makes storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Western Digital serves each of the primary markets addressing storage opportunities including enterprise and cloud data centers, client, consumer electronics, backup, the internet and other emerging markets such as automotive and home and small office networking. Western Digital was formed in 1970 and is based in Irvine, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 11 - 2 - 1 - 14
vol $24.5B $24.5B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - - 1 1 2
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Western Digital Corp. - ActiveScale Business 2020-02-03 - Divestiture
San Jose, California
Western Digital Corp. - IntelliFlash Business 2019-09-19 - Divestiture
San Jose, California
Kazan Networks Corp. 2019-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Roseville, California · www.kazan-networks.com
Tegile, Inc. (Tegile Systems) 2017-08-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Newark, California · www.tegile.com
Upthere, Inc. 2017-08-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Redwood City, California · www.upthere.com
SanDisk Corp. 2015-10-21 19.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Milpitas, California · www.sandisk.com
Amplidata NV 2015-03-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Lochristi, Belgium · www.amplidata.com
Virident, Inc. 2013-10-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Milpitas, California · www.virident.com
sTec, Inc. 2013-09-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Ana, California · www.stec-inc.com
VeloBit 2013-07-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
HGST, Inc. 2011-03-07 Skyera, Inc. 2014-12-15 1
San Jose, California · www.hgst.com San Jose, California · www.skyera.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Technology Hardware 7 (50%) 20.2B (82%) 1 (50%) -
Software 6 (43%) 4.3B (18%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (7%) - - -
Information Technology - - 1 (50%) -
Total 14 $24.5B 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 13 24.5B 2 -
  California 12 24.5B 2 -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Domestic 13 (93%) 24.5B (100%) 2 (100%) -
Cross-border 1 (7%) - - -
Total 14 $24.5B 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $24.3B
< $100M 2 $160M
TOTAL $24.5B
Largest SanDisk Corp.
$19.0B (2015-10-21)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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