3Com Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology Hardware Company

3Com has acquired 6 companies of its own. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

3Com’s largest acquisition to date was in 1997, when it acquired U.S. Robotics for $6.6B. 3Com has acquired in 5 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include technology hardware (84%) and internet software and services (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

3Com Corp.

350 Campus Drive,
Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752
United States,
(508) 323-5000
www.3com.com

3Com Corporation is an enterprise networking solutions provider. 3Com has three global brands – H3C, 3Com and TippingPoint – that offer high-performance networking and security solutions to enterprises large and small. The H3C enterprise networking portfolio – a market leader in China – includes products that span from the data center to the edge of the network, while TippingPoint network-based intrusion prevention systems and network access control solutions deliver in-depth, no-compromise application, infrastructure and performance protection.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 3 1 - - 1 1 6
vol $6.7B $33M $430M $7.2B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - 2 - - - - 2
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TippingPoint Technologies, Inc. 2004-12-13 430M USD Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas
Huawei-3Com Co., Ltd. 2003-11-17 - Joint Venture
, United States
Nomadic Technologies, Inc. 2000-10-30 33M USD Add-on Acquisition
, United States · www.nomadiccomm.com
U.S. Robotics Corporation 2000-06-01 - Spin Off
Schaumburg, Illinois · www.usr.com
Palm, Inc. 2000-05-09 - Spin Off
Sunnyvale, California · www.palm.com
NBX Corp. 1999-02-24 90M USD Add-on Acquisition
Andover, Massachusetts
U.S. Robotics Corporation 1997-02-27 6.6B USD Merger
Schaumburg, Illinois · www.usr.com
Axon Networks, Inc. 1996-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto , California · www.axonnetworks.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Technology Hardware 5 (83%) 7.2B (100%) 2 (100%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (17%) - - -
Total 6 $7.2B 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 7.2B 2 -
  Illinois 1 6.6B 1 -
  California 1 - 1 -
  Texas 1 430M - -
  Massachusetts 1 90M - -
Total 6 $7.2B 2 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $6.6B
$100M to $1B 1 $430M
< $100M 2 $123M
TOTAL $7.2B
Largest U.S. Robotics Corporation
$6.6B (1997-02-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%

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