Avid Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Software Company

Avid has acquired 19 companies. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Avid’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Orad Hi Tec Systems for $60M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2008, when it sold Softimage to Autodesk for $35M. Avid has acquired in 5 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (67%) and media (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Avid

Avid Technology, Inc.

75 Network Drive,
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803
United States,
(978) 640-6789
www.avid.com

Avid is a provider of audio and video technology for media organizations and independent professionals. Company customers use Avid solutions to create, distribute, and monetize the most prestigious and award-winning films, videos, music recordings, TV shows, live concerts, and news broadcasts. Avid was formed in 1987 and is based in Burlington, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 18 - - - - - 18
vol $187M $187M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $35M $35M
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Orad Hi Tec Systems Ltd. 2015-04-13 60M USD Add-on Acquisition
Kfar Saba, Israel · www.orad.tv
Orad Hi-Tec Systems Ltd. 2015-04-12 60M USD Add-on Acquisition
Kfar Saba, Israel · www.orad.tv
Pinnacle Systems, Inc. 2012-07-02 - Divestiture
Mountain View, California · www.pinnaclesys.com
Euphonix, Inc. 2010-04-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California
Blue Order Solutions AG 2010-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Kaiserslautern, Germany · www.blue-order.com
Maximum Throughput, Inc. 2009-07-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec
Softimage 2008-10-23 35M USD Divestiture
Montreal, Quebec · www.softimage.com
Sibelius Software Ltd. 2006-08-02 23M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.sibelius.com
Sundance Digital, Inc. 2006-04-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Irving, Texas · www.SundanceDigital.com
Medea Corporation 2006-01-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Westlake Village, California · www.Medea.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 12 (67%) 127M (68%) 2 (100%) 35M (100%)
Media 2 (11%) - - -
Electronics 1 (6%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (6%) 60M (32%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - - -
Total 18 $187M 2 $35M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 44M 1 -
  California 7 44M 1 -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Rhode Island 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
Canada 2 - 1 35M
  Quebec 2 - 1 35M
Germany 2 - - -
Israel 2 120M - -
United Kingdom 1 23M - -
Domestic 11 (61%) 44M (24%) 1 (50%) -
Cross-border 7 (39%) 143M (76%) 1 (50%) 35M (100%)
Total 18 $187M 2 $35M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 4 $187M
TOTAL $187M
Largest Orad Hi Tec Systems Ltd.
$60M (2015-04-13)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $35M
Largest Softimage
$35M (2008-10-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
4 (22%)
Strategic(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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