Brocade Communications Systems - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Brocade Communications Systems M&A Summary

Brocade Communications Systems has acquired 11 companies of its own. It has also divested 4 assets.

Brocade Communications Systems’ largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired Foundry Networks for $3.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Brocade Communications Systems - Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business to ARRIS International for $800M. Brocade Communications Systems has acquired in 5 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (37%) and software (37%).

Brocade Communications Systems Ownership

Who owns Brocade Communications Systems?

Brocade Communications Systems is owned by Broadcom. It was acquired on November 2, 2016.

Brocade Communications Systems Business Overview

Where is Brocade Communications Systems headquartered?

Brocade Communications Systems is headquartered in San Jose, California.

What is Brocade Communications Systems’ revenue?

Brocade Communications Systems disclosed revenue of 2,263M USD for 2015 and 2,211M USD for 2014.

How many employees does Brocade Communications Systems have?

Brocade Communications Systems has 4,724 employees.

What sector is Brocade Communications Systems in?

Brocade Communications Systems is a technology hardware company.

When was Brocade Communications Systems founded?

Brocade Communications Systems was founded in 1995.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 5

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

130 Holger Way,
San Jose, California 95134
United States,
(408) 333-8000

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. is a supplier of networking hardware, software, and services, including Storage Area Networking solutions and Internet Protocol Networking solutions for businesses and organizations of various types and sizes. Brocade’s end customers include global enterprises and other organizations that use the Company’s products and services as part of their communications infrastructure and service providers, such as telecommunication firms, cable operators, and mobile carriers, that use the Company’s products and services as part of their commercial operations. Brocade offers a line of networking hardware and software products and services that enable businesses and organizations to make their data centers and networks more efficient, reliable, and adaptable to the changing demands of new network traffic patterns and volumes. Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. was established in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $5.1B $5.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $800M $800M

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Virtual Evolved Packet Core 2017-07-31 - Divestiture
San Jose, California
Vyatta, Inc. 2017-06-02 - Divestiture
Belmont, California
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) Business 2017-06-01 - Divestiture
, United States
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business 2017-02-22 800M USD Divestiture
San Jose, California
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. 2016-04-04 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California ·
StackStorm, Inc. 2016-03-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California ·
Connectem, Inc. 2015-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California ·
Vyatta, Inc. 2012-11-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Belmont, California
Foundry Networks LLC 2008-07-21 3.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California
Strategic Business Systems, Inc. 2008-03-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Herndon, Virginia ·
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Rhapsody Networks Inc. 2002-11-05 Napster 2021-01-05 1
Fremont, California Los Angeles, California ·

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 4 (36%) 9M (< 1%) 1 (25%) -
Technology Hardware 3 (27%) 4.4B (86%) 2 (50%) 800M (100%)
Information Technology 4 (36%) 713M (14%) - -
Business Services - - 1 (25%) -
Total 11 $5.1B 4 $800M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 5.1B 4 800M
  California 7 4.4B 3 800M
  Washington 1 9M - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 713M - -
Total 11 $5.1B 4 $800M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Qatalyst Partners LP
Barclays Investment Bank
Legal Deals
Cooley LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Latham & Watkins

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $888M
< $100M 1 $9M
Largest Foundry Networks LLC
$3.0B (2008-07-21)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $800M
Largest Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. - Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business
$800M (2017-02-22)

M&A Connections

Divested to
4 (100%)

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