3Com Acquisitions and Exits, 8 Deals Between 1996 and 2004
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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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
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Largest U.S. Robotics Corporation
$6.6B (1997-02-27)
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Technology Hardware M&A - Last 3 Years

3Com was acquired by HP on April 12, 2010.

When analyzing the technology hardware sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 218 technology hardware companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 11 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 4 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic technology hardware acquirer over the past 3 years is Apple, with 5 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the technology hardware sector over the past 3 years is H.I.G. Capital with 3 platform acquisitions.


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