BlackBerry Acquisitions and Exits, 25 Deals Between 2006 and 2018
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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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 (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $56M $56M
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Largest Cylance, Inc.
$1.4B (2018-11-16)
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Largest NewBay Software Ltd.
$56M (2012-12-27)

Technology Hardware M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the technology hardware sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 209 technology hardware companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 7 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic technology hardware acquirer over the past 3 years is Apple, with 6 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the technology hardware sector over the past 3 years is Court Square Capital Partners with 2 platform acquisitions.


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