8 October 2021

ARTHOS advises KETEK on the sale of its Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) technology to Broadcom

Worldwide leading wide-spectral Silicon Photomultiplier technology
Effective 7 October 2021, KETEK GmbH (Munich, Germany) and Broadcom Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Broadcom”, San Jose, CA, USA) signed an agreement pursuant to which Broadcom acquired the Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) assets of KETEK.

ARTHOS acted as exclusive financial adviser to KETEK, providing full sell-side advisory services. This included analysing and approaching potential strategic partners together with AICA partner firms in Europe, the US, Japan and China, as well as, after agreeing on major terms, driving the subsequent M&A process including the co-ordination of the due diligence and contract negotiations.

Broadcom will take over all SiPM products from KETEK, integrate the former KETEK SiPM products in the Broadcom SiPM portfolio and continue the sales of all SiPM products.

Founded 1989 and based in Munich, KETEK is the world’s leading manufacturer of Silicon Drift Detectors, which are used in an almost infinite number of industrial material analysis applications. KETEKs SDDs can be found in X-ray fluorescence spectrometers, electron microscopes and contribute to countless material research experiments around the Earth. Within the last decade, KETEKs Silicon Photomultiplier Technology has always represented the state-of-the-art in this young and most advanced segment of ultra-sensitive and very fast photonics detectors.

About Broadcom
Broadcom Inc., (NASDAQ: AVGO), a Delaware corporation headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a global technology leader that designs, develops and supplies a broad range of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions. Broadcom's category-leading product portfolio serves critical markets including data center, networking, enterprise software, broadband, wireless, storage and industrial. Our solutions include data center networking and storage, enterprise, mainframe and cyber security software focused on automation, monitoring and security, smartphone components, telecoms and factory automation.

ARTHOS is an independent M&A advisory firm and specialist for digital media, IT and high-tech industries based in Munich. Since 2003, ARTHOS services customers on the buy- and sell-side regarding the acquisition or disposal of companies and business units worldwide. The partners of ARTHOS so far have successfully closed over 150 M&A transactions. ARTHOS is member of the German Association for Mergers & Acquisitions e.V. (BM&A) and AICA – the global Alliance of International Corporate Advisers.