Western Digital Corp.

3355 Michelson Drive, Suite 100,
Irvine, California 92612
United States,
(949) 672-7000
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.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 5 4 - 2 - 2 13
vol $5.5B $19.0B $24.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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According to our data here at Mergr, Western Digital has acquired 13 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

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 software (47%) and technology hardware (47%).

When analyzing the technology hardware sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 242 technology hardware companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 15 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 6 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic technology hardware acquirer over the past 3 years is Apogee, with 6 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the technology hardware sector over the past 3 years is H.I.G. Capital with 4 platform acquisitions.

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