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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2017AcquisitionAEA InvestorsUSAExcelitas TechnologiesUSANot disclosed
The seller was Veritas Capital. Excelitas was formerly owned by Veritas Capital Fund Management since November 2010.
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2017AcquisitionRockwell AutomationUSAOdos ImagingUKNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionCMRAustriaRofin-SinarUKNot disclosedRofin-Sinar was purchased from Coherent by CMR.
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2017AcquisitionTrumpfGermanyAccess LaserUSANot disclosedTrumpf acquired a majority stake of 85%.
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2017MergerKeopsysFranceQuantelUKNot disclosed
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2017Acquisition3D SystemsUSANextDentNetherlandsNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionBrukerUSASCiLSGermanyNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionBrukerUSAInVivo Biotech ServicesGermanyNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionBrukerUSAHysitronUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionCognexUSAViDi SystemsSwitzerlandNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionNovantaUSAWorld of MedicineFrance€115 million
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2017MergerRotoMetricsUSAElectro OpticGermanyNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionVecoNetherlandsReith LaserNetherlandsNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionTeledyne InstrumentsUSAScientific SystemsUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionThermo Fisher ScientificUSACore InformaticsUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionThermo Fisher ScientificUSAPatheon Netherlands$7.2 billion
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2017AcquisitionABBSwitzerlandNUB3DSpainNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionSchmalzGermanyGPSGermanyNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionABBSwitzerlandBernecker & RainerGermanyNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionGE AviationUSAOC RoboticsUKNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionTrimbleUSAMüller-ElektronikGermanyNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionApplied Research AssociatesUSANeya SystemsUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionToyotaJapanBastian SolutionsUSA$260 millionBastian Solutions is a warehouse automation and robotics developer.
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2017AcquisitionNovantaUSALaser QuantumUK£25.5 million
The total amount of investment represents increased in Novanta's equity stake in Laser Quantum of 75%.
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2017AcquisitionOsramGermanyLeddarTechCanadaNot disclosedAcquired 25% stake.
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2017AcquisitionHamamatsuJapanEnergetiqUSA$42 million
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2017AcquisitionTrotec LaserAustriaLCS LaserSpainNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionAGIC
China, UK, Germany
FotonaSloveniaNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionSafranFranceISEIFranceNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionFaro TechnologiesUSANutfield TechnologyUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionULO OpticsUKLaser Beam ProductsUKNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionBrukerUSAXGLabItalyNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionCorningUSASpiderCloud WirelessUSANot disclosed
SpiderCloud will become part of the Corning Optical Communications segment.
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2017AcquisitionSafranFranceKalrayUSANot disclosed
Acquired an equity interest through its Safran Corporate Ventures subsidiary.
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2017AcquisitionRockwell CollinsUSAB/E AerospaceUSA$8.6 billionAcquisition amount includes debt assumed.
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2017AcquisitionMerzUSAON Light Sciences USANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionTrotec LaserAustriaEngraving Systems SupportUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionCrosmanUSALaserMaxUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionFocuslight TechnologiesChinaLIMOGermanyNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionGlobus MedicalUSAKB MedicalSwitzerlandNot disclosedKB Medical is a Swiss medical robotics startup.
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2017AcquisitionStrykerUSANovadaq TechnologiesCanada$701 million
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2017AcquisitionMinebeaMitsumiJapanC&AUSANot disclosedAcquired all of the shares of C&A.
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2017MergerInneosUSAZephyr PhotonicsUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionJenoptikGermanyFive Lakes AutomationUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionSivers IMASwedenCST GlobalUKNot disclose
The purchase price consists of 27,924,998 newly issued shares in Sivers IMA.
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2017AcquisitionBrukerUSALuxendoGermanyNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionMellanox TechnologiesUSAKoturaUSA$82 million
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2017AcquisitionAdva Optical NetworkingGermanyMRV CommunicationsUSA$69 million
Offer is $10.00 for each share of MRV's outstanding common stock or a total price of $69 million.
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2017AcquisitionLeonardo DRSUSA/ItalyDaylight SolutionsUSA $150 million
Leonardo DRS is the the USA-based subsidiary of Rome-based defense provider Leonardo.
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2017AcquisitionApolloUSALumiledsNetherlandsRoughly valued at $3.3 billionPurchased an 80.1% stake.
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2017AcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSAInnovative Laser TechnologiesUSA$40 million
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2017AcquisitionAgilent TechnologiesUSACobalt Light SystemsUK£40 million
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2017AcquisitionExfoCanadaYenista OpticsFrance$11.1 million
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2017AcquisitionBaslerGermanyMycableUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionUshioJapanNecselUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionResoneticsUSAAduro LaserUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionKaiamUSACompound PhotonicsUKNot disclosed
Adds a new 300,000 square foot facility to expand manufacturing and future vertical integration.
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2017AcquisitionOsram GermanyDigital Lumens USANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionHologic USACynosure USA$1.65 billion
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2017AcquisitionOsram Germany LED EnginUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionAMS AustriaPrinceton OptronicsUSA$53.3 million
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2017AcquisitionTeledyne USAIN USANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionPerkinElmer USAEuroimmun Germany$1.3 billion
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2017AcquisitionNKT PhotonicsDenmarkOnefiveSwitzerlandNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionGUB Venture Capital FundGermanyAifotecGermany61% shares or 1,2 million Euro
GUB signed a share purchase contract with several principal shareholders; acquired a majority stake in Aifotec. The major seller is mic AG, Munich, Ticker-Symbol: M3B.
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2017AcquisitionII‐VIUSAKaiam LaserUK$80 million
Only acquired facility. Facility acquired is the Newton Aycliffe, UK manufacturing facility.
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2017AcquisitionII‐VIUSAIntegrated PhotonicsUSA$45.0M
Acquisition value is $45.0M in cash due at closing with a $2.5M earn out.
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2017AcquisitionAMS TechnologiesGermanyElforlightUKNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionVeeco InstrumentsUSAUltratechUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionLightPath TechnologiesUSAISP OpticsUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionIPG PhotonicsUSAOptiGrateUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionEdmund OpticsUSAITOSGermanyNot disclosed
Edmund Optics made an equity investment; ITOS will now operate as a subsidiary of Edmund Optics. Further details of the agreement remain confidential.
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2017AcquisitionANDRITZ AustriaPowerlase UKNot disclosed
Acquired majority stake. The new company name is Andritz Powerlase and will be based in Crawley, UK.
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2017AcquisitionIntel USAMobileyeIsrael$15 billion
Acquired all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye for $63.54 per share in cash. Equity value of about $15.3 billio; enterprise value of $14.7 billion.
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2017AcquisitionHIG CapitalUKXteraUKNot disclosedHIGH acquired substantially all the assets
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2017AcquisitionAvago TechnologiesSingaporeCosemi TechnologiesUSANot disclosedsale involves only Cosemi's photodetector chip business
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2017AcquisitionHumanetics USAFibercore UKNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionIntegrated Device TechnologyUSAGigPeakUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionEQTSwedenLumos NetworksUSA$950 million
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2017AcquisitionGooch & HousegoUKStingRay OpticsUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionOsramGermanyManeri-AgrazUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionPhysik InstrumenteGermanyACS Motions ControlIsraelNot disclosedacquired only 80 percent stake
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2017AcquisitionNavitarCanadaPixeLINKCanadaNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionAPAT OptoelectronicsChinaNeoPhotonicsUSA$26.4 million
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2017AcquisitionKeysight TechnologiesUSAIxiaUSA$1.6 billion
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2017AcquisitionVeecoUSAUltratechUK$815 million
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2017AcquisitionAmkorUSANaniumPortugalNot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionNovantaUSALaser QuantumUK£25.5 million
Novanta acquires an additional 35 percent of the outstanding shares of Laser Quantum
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2017AcquisitionRyerson HoldingUSALaserflexUSANot disclosed
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2017AcquisitionHalmaUKFluxDataUSA$12.0 million
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2017AcquisitionGEUSAConcept LaserGermany$599 millionGE acquired 75% stake for $599 million
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2017AcquisitionPanasonicJapanTeraDiodeUSANot disclosedTeraDiode will be a 100% subsidiary of Panasonic
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2017MergerVectronix USAOptics 1USANot disclosed
Optics 1 is Vectronix's optical systems subsidiary; merger led to formation of Safran Optics 1
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2017AcquisitionPhysik IntrumenteGermanyACS Motions ControlIsraelNot disclosedacquired 80 percent
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2017AcquisitionInveniosUSAVariopticFranceNot disclosed
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