Cadence Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Cadence has acquired 46 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Cadence’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Tensilica for $380M. Cadence has acquired in 8 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (74%) and semiconductors (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Cadence

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

2655 Seely Avenue Building 5,
San Jose, California 95134
United States,
(408) 943-1234
www.cadence.com

Cadence develops system design enablement solutions that customers use to design whole electronics systems, increasingly small and complex integrated circuits, and electronic devices. Cadence's solutions are designed to help customers reduce the time to bring an electronics system, IC or electronic device to market and to reduce their design, development and manufacturing costs. Cadence's product offerings include electronic design automation, software, emulation and prototyping hardware, system interconnect and analysis and categories of intellectual property referred to as verification IP and design IP. Cadence was founded in 1988 and is based in San Jose, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 42 - 1 1 2 - 46
vol $2.1B $160M $2.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pointwise, Inc. 2021-04-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Fort Worth, Texas · www.pointwise.com
NUMECA International 2021-01-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Brussels, Belgium · www.numeca.com
Integrand Software, Inc. 2020-02-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey · www.integrandsoftware.com
AWR Corp. 2019-12-02 160M USD Divestiture
El Segundo, California · www.awr.com
nusemi, Inc. 2017-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.nusemi.com
Rocketick Technologies Ltd. 2016-04-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Ramat Gan, Israel · www.rocketick.com
Jasper Design Automation, Inc. 2014-06-16 170M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.jasper-da.com
C2 Design Automation, Inc. 2014-02-18 - Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.forteds.com
Cadence - Advanced Display Technology 2013-09-03 - Divestiture
, United States
Tensilica LLC 2013-03-11 380M USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Valid Logic Systems Inc. 1991-12-31 Integrated Measurements Systems, Inc. 2001-11-01 1
San Jose,, California Beaverton,, Oregon

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 34 (74%) 2.2B (96%) 1 (100%) -
Semiconductors 9 (20%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 3 (7%) 89M (4%) - -
Total 46 $2.3B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 42 2.3B 1 -
  California 29 2.0B - -
  Texas 2 - - -
  Oregon 2 131M - -
  New Jersey 2 58M - -
  Utah 1 10M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 42 (91%) 2.3B (100%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 4 (9%) - - -
Total 46 $2.3B 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $1.8B
< $100M 10 $489M
TOTAL $2.3B
Largest Tensilica LLC
$380M (2013-03-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
2 (4%)
Strategic(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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