Avocent Corp.

4991 Corporate Drive,
Huntsville, Alabama 35805
United States,
(256) 430-4000
www.avocent.com

Avocent Corp. is a provider of a software, hardware, and embedded technologies to enterprise-level information technology (IT) organizations to control, plan, evolve, and secure their IT infrastructure.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 2 - 1 - - - 3
vol $57M $416M $473M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
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$416M (2006-04-27)
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Avocent was acquired by Emerson Electric on October 06, 2009.

Avocent has acquired 3 companies of its own. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Avocent’s largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired LANDesk Software for $416M. Avocent has acquired in 3 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (67%) and software (34%).

When analyzing the information technology sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 983 information technology companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 67 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 10 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic information technology acquirer over the past 3 years is Accenture, with 33 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information technology sector over the past 3 years is H.I.G. Capital with 10 platform acquisitions.

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