High Tech is one of the key economic sectors or “top sector” as defined by the Dutch government. In this publication, we take a look at what is happening in terms of Merger & acquisition (M&A) in the Holland High Tech Top-sector. Important drivers for transactions are acquiring key technologies, general consolidation and supply chain consolidation.
We have selected 17 relevant M&A transactions in the Dutch high-tech sector in 2017 to date. These were deals where the target or seller produced high tech equipment or machines and the target, buyer or seller was Dutch. Some noteworthy transactions were:
- Scyfer: acquired by Qualcomm for the expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and with strong roots in the Amsterdam Science Park.
- Pneutec: acquired by Aalberts Industries to consolidate their position as a TIER 1 supplier to ASML.
- Vanderlande: acquired by Toyota to enhance their position in logistics automation.
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