BlackBerry Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology Hardware Company

BlackBerry has acquired 24 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

BlackBerry’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Cylance for $1.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2012, when it sold NewBay Software to Synchronoss Technologies for $56M. BlackBerry has acquired in 4 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (59%) and information technology (21%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity Activity24
    • M&A Sell Activity Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 2

BlackBerry Ltd.

2200 University Avenue East,
Waterloo, Ontario N2K 0A7
Canada,
(519) 888-7465
www.blackberry.com

BlackBerry Ltd. (Formerly Research In Motion (RIM)., a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. BlackBerry was founded in 1984 and is based in Waterloo, Ontario.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 19 3 1 - 1 - 24
vol $488M $425M $1.4B $2.3B
Sell # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $56M $56M
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Deal Values

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Largest Cylance, Inc.
$1.4B (2018-11-16)
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Largest NewBay Software Ltd.
$56M (2012-12-27)

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