Sector Expertise: Semiconductor and Semiconductor Equipment

The most successful investment bank in the mid-market semiconductor sector.

That’s a bold claim but is backed-up by an impressive track record of cross border M&A transactions spanning over a decade. Having worked with over 50 semiconductor companies we have experience of most end-markets including wireless, automotive, consumer and telecommunications.

We work internationally with clients in both Europe and the US, delivering against their strategic objectives. We have sold businesses to most of the world’s largest semiconductor companies – typically, this involves a trade sale – but it can involve venture capital and private equity fundraising too.

Headed-up by Matthew Byatt, who cut his teeth as an IC designer for Texas Instruments before entering the world of M&A at McKinsey & Co and ARM. Acuity Advisors’ semiconductor team has earnt an unrivalled industry-wide reputation.

With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, the team has cultivated deep-rooted relationships with many of the senior executives across the industry. It is these relationships, combined with both a technical understanding and genuine market insight that deliver successful outcomes for our clients.

Whether you are a fabless ASSP or ASIC provider, licence IP, offer consulting services, EDA tools or manufacture semiconductor capital equipment it is well worth having a conversation with us. We are always willing to share our perspective on the market and any insights we may have.

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Dan Cappello, Chairman at MEI:

“In Acuity Advisors, MEI Wet Processing Systems and Services, LLC found the ideal representative in the sale of our business to Rena GmbH. From start to finish, Acuity was able to quickly understand the technical nature of our business, articulate the value proposition, and canvas our industry globally to find the perfect long term strategic and cultural fit for our business.

Additionally, not only is everyone at Acuity Advisors enjoyable to work with, they were also tireless in their efforts on our behalf and exhibited a commitment to meeting MEI’s high standards and expectations that never waned. We couldn’t be more pleased with Acuity and the ultimate result they achieved for our employees, customers and ownership. Thank you to the entire Acuity team!”

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About Acuity Advisors

We know technology and are experts in selling businesses, securing equity investments and raising debt finance. Our partners are senior players: skilled at getting to the heart of a technology business, understanding what will attract buyers and investors, and building long-lasting relationships. We have an unrivalled understanding of the industry’s complexities and personalities – our track record and client feedback are compelling evidence of that. We’re an international firm – most of our deals are cross-border, from offices in London, Munich, Shanghai and Silicon Valley – but we’re grounded in our approach. We move quickly when it’s needed, and we’re around for the long haul when patience is a virtue. We’ve maintained a very high success rate across hundreds of deals while keeping our focus on doing what’s right for our clients. From first meeting to successful exit, we earn the trust that clients and investors put in us. Learn more here.

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