Photonics Merger & Acquisition Landscape
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EPIC is the industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics. We foster a vibrant photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement. EPIC publishes market and technology reports, organizes technical workshops and B2B roundtables, engages in advocacy and lobbying, European funded projects, education and training activities, standards and roadmaps, pavilions at exhibitions. www.epic-assoc.com
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2020AcquisitionPLXUSAReflex ImagingUnited KingdomNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionMicrodiamantSwitzerlandMicrodiamantUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionPhotronJapanPhotonic LatticeJapanNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionPlasma-ThermUSAOEMUSANot disclosedOnly acquired dry process equipment business.
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2020AcquisitionZEISSGermanyArivisGermanyNot disclosedAcquired a majority stake in the imaging business of arivis.
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2020AcquisitionLuna InnovationsUSAOptaSenseUnited Kingdom£29 million
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2020AcquisitionHitachi High-TecJapanVLC PhotonicsSpainNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionEdmund OpticsUSAQuality Thin FilmsUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionLASEABelgiumOptecBelgiumNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionHeraeus Medical ComponentsUSAPulse SystemsUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionSPXUSAULC RoboticsUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionPerkinElmerUSAHorizon DiscoveryUnited Kingdom$383 million
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2020AcquisitionLumentumUSATriLuminaUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionAllegro MicroSystemsUSAVoxtel.USANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionKonica Minolta Sensing EuropeNetherlandsSpecimFinlandNot disclosed
Konica Minolta Sensing Europe is the wholly-oiwned subsidiary of Konica Minolta for the sensing business.
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2020AcquisitionArtemis Capital PartnersUSAOmega OpticalUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionFotonaSloveniaA.R.C. LaserGermanyNot disclosedAcquired A.R.C. Laser GmbH’s dental division.
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2020AcquisitionSCHOTT North AmericaUSAINCOMUSANot disclosedAquired only the MEGAdraw business.
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2020AcquisitionSDC TechnologiesUSACOTECGermanyNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionDoverUSASolaris LaserPolandNot disclosed
Solaris Laser joins the Markem-Imaje business unit (part of Dover’s Imaging and Identification segment).
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2020AcquisitionMarvell TechnologyUSAInphiUSA$10 billion
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2020AcquisitionHexatronicSwedenTech OpticsUnited KingdomNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionASMLNetherlandsBerliner GlasGermanyNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionEXFOCanadaInOpticalsTaiwanNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionScanlabGermanyHolo/orIsraelNot disclosedTook over a 25% stake in HOLO/OR.
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2020AcquisitionLeddarTechCanadaPhantom IntelligenceCanadaNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionKapp Niles MetrologyGermanyMetrotek SoftwareGermanyNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionEsriUSAnFramesGermanyNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionLuminiiUSAiLight TechnologiesUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionNexa3DUSANXT FactoryUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionEnPro IndustriesUSAAlluxaUSa$255 million
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2020AcquisitionALTANAGermanyAluminium Materials TechnologiesUnited KingdomNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionALTANAGermanyTLS Technik SpezialpulverGermanyNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionCELLINKUSAScienionGermany€80 million
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2020AcquisitionCORE Industrial PartnersUSAGPIUnited StatesNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionCORE Industrial PartnersUSAIncodema, Inc.USANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionCORE Industrial PartnersUSANewchem Inc.USANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionJenoptikGermanyTRIOPTICSGermanyNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionMaterionUSAOptics BalzersGermanyNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionnLIGHTUSAOPI PhotonicsItalyNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionS&TAustriaIsktratelSlovenia€37.5 million
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2020MergerLiberty GlobalUnited KingdomTelefonicaSpainNot disclosedMerger of operations in UK for joint venture.
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2020AcquisitionHIL Applied Medical IsraelNanolabzUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionBerghof Fluoroplastic TechnologyGermanyOptoPolymerGermanyNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionPeak NanosystemsUSAPolymerPlusUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionSynopsysUSAQualteraFranceNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionSynopsysUSALight TecFranceNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionRakuten MedicalUSAMedlightSwitzerlandNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionTech Soft 3DUSACeetronNorwayNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionIntelUSACnvrg.ioIsraelNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionABBSwitzerlandCodian RoboticsNetherlandsNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionCovalent MetrologyUSARiga Analytical LabUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionSMART Global HoldingsUSACreeUSA$300 millionAcquired only the Cree LED Products business.
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2020AcquisitionOlympusJapanArc Medical DesignUKNot disclosed
Arc Medical Design is a subsidiary of Norgine BV. Olympus will obtain full rights to the Arc Medical Design ENDOCUFF suite of medical products.
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2020AcquisitionCMM OpticUSAAxsysUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionFacebookUSAScape TechnologiesUnited Kingdom$40 million
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2020AcquisitionNokiaFinlandElenionUSANot disclosed
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2020MergerVelodyne LidarUSAGraf IndustrialGraf IndustrialNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionHexatronicSwedenThe Light BrigadeUnited StatesNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionCACIUSAAscent VisionUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionPresto EngineeringFranceFORCE TechnologyDenmarkNot disclosed
Acquired the DELTA Microelectronics business unit of FORCE Technology.
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2020AcquisitionUnity TechnologiesDenmark/UsaArtomatix‎IrelandNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionSynapticsUSADisplayLinkUSA$305 million
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2020AcquisitionBentley SystemsUSAGroupBCUnited KingdomNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionAlign TechnologyUSAExocadGermany€376 million
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2020AcquisitionEddyfiUnited KingdomNDT GlobalIrelandCA$ 600 million
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2020AcquisitionOptronics InternationalUSAUSA HarnessUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionH2HUSAInnovative Mapping TechnologiesUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionCovestroGermanyDSMNetherlands€1.6 billionAcquired DSM's Resins & Functional Materials unit.
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2020AcquisitionSandvikSwedenCGTechUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionNVIDIAUSAArm LimitedUK$40 billion
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2020AcquisitionKoch IndustriesUSAInforUSA$13 billion
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2020MergerChampion ONEUSAApproved Networks USANot disclosed
The merger also includes Approved Networks' U.S. Critical test services provider affiliate. The three brands will remain
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2020AcquisitionAlphabetUSANorthUSA$180 million
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2020AcquisitionIBMUSAWDG AutomationBrazilNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionHumaUnited KingdomTarilian Laser TechnologiesUnited KingdomNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionAMERGINTUSARaytheonUSANot disclosedOnly acquired Raytheon's Space-Based Optics Business.
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2020AcquisitionSmartSens TechnologyChinaAllchip MicroelectronicsChinaNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionLake Shore CryotronicsUSAJanis Research LaboratoryUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionAppleUSANextVRUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionRosenbergerGermanyAifotecGermanyNot disclosedAcquired majority interest only.
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2020AcquisitionHamamatsu PhotonicsJapanHamamatsu Photonics KoreaKoreaNot disclosed
Acquired a 55% stock share in Hamamatsu Photonics Korea Co.
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2020AcquisitionJenoptikGermanyJENOPTIK JapanJapanNot disclosed
Acquired remaining 33.42 percent of the shares in JENOPTIK Japan Co. Ltd. from its joint venture partner Kantum Ushikata Mfg. Co., Ltd.
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2020AcquisitionAnsysUSALumericalCanadaNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionLeddarTechCanadaVayaVisionIsraelNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionThorlabsUSACMSAustriaNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionTRUMPFGermanyHBH MicrowaveGermanyNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionSalvo TechnologiesUSAFlash PhotonicsUSANot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionJenoptik GroupGermanyINTEROBSpainNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionBrukerUSACanopy BiosciencesUSAnot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionAtlas CopcoSwedenPerceptronUSA$68.9 million
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2020AcquisitionAtlas CopcoSwedenIsra VisionGermany$1.9 Billion
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2020AcquisitionAdventUSACobhamUnited kingdom£4 billion
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2020AcquisitionMarpossItalySTILFranceNot disclosed
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2020AcquisitionTrescal GroupFrance
Korea Testing Instruments Calibration Center (KTICC)
South korea€5.3 million
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