Cisco Systems Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology Hardware Company

Cisco Systems has acquired 220 companies, including 28 in the last 5 years. A total of 22 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Cisco Systems’ largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Scientific-Atlanta for $6.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Cisco Systems - Customer Premises Equipment Business to Technicolor SA for $600M. Cisco Systems has acquired in 23 different US states, and 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (40%) and information technology (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity223
    • M&A Buy Activity217
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 28
  • M&A Advisors 10

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc.

170 West Tasman Drive,
San Jose, California 95134
United States,
(408) 526-7209
www.cisco.com

Cisco Systems designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry and provides services associated with these products and their use. Cisco provides a broad line of products for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around the world. The Company's products are designed to transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate, and are installed at enterprise businesses, public institutions, telecommunications companies and other service providers, commercial businesses, and personal residences. Cisco was formed in 1984 and is based in San Jose, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.4/yr) # 195 7 5 3 4 3 217
vol $66.1B $6.7B $270M $2.6B $730M $76.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 4 1 1 - - - 6
vol $600M $600M
  223

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Involvio LLC 2021-06-10 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.involvio.com
Kenna Security, Inc. 2021-05-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.kennasecurity.com
Socio Labs, Inc. 2021-05-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.socio.events
Slido s.r.o 2020-12-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Bratislava, Slovakia · www.sli.do
IMImobile Ltd. 2020-12-06 730M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.imimobile.com
BabbleLabs, Inc. 2020-08-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Campbell, California · www.babblelabs.com
ThousandEyes, Inc. 2020-05-28 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.thousandeyes.com
Customer Analytics Technologies, Inc. 2019-08-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.cloudcherry.com
Rizio, Inc. 2019-08-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.voicea.com
Acacia Communications, Inc. 2019-07-09 2.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Maynard, Massachusetts · www.acacia-inc.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 86 (40%) 18.0B (24%) 2 (33%) -
Information Technology 43 (20%) 22.8B (30%) - -
Technology Hardware 39 (18%) 26.6B (35%) 2 (33%) 600M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 34 (16%) 6.9B (9%) - -
Semiconductors 9 (4%) 382M (< 1%) - -
Communications 3 (1%) 916M (1%) - -
Electronics 2 (1%) 651M (1%) 1 (17%) -
Business Services 1 (< 1%) - - -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (17%) -
Total 217 $76.4B 6 $600M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 185 63.6B 4 600M
  California 111 33.2B 4 600M
  Massachusetts 16 12.8B - -
  Texas 10 1.7B - -
  New York 5 20M - -
  New Jersey 4 496M - -
  Washington 3 386M - -
  Maryland 3 4.6B - -
  Illinois 3 - - -
  Georgia 3 7.5B - -
  Colorado 3 - - -
  Vermont 2 330M - -
  New Hampshire 2 160M - -
  Michigan 2 25M - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 271M - -
  Ohio 1 799M - -
  North Carolina 1 95M - -
  Missouri 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 450M - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  Delaware 1 183M - -
  Connecticut 1 51M - -
United Kingdom 9 6.8B 2 -
Israel 6 991M - -
Denmark 3 127M - -
Canada 2 436M - -
  Ontario 2 436M - -
Germany 2 - - -
Sweden 2 975M - -
Austria 1 - - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
Hong Kong 1 45M - -
India 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Italy 1 100M - -
Norway 1 3.3B - -
Slovakia 1 - - -
Domestic 185 (85%) 63.6B (83%) 4 (67%) 600M (100%)
Cross-border 32 (15%) 12.8B (17%) 2 (33%) -
Total 217 $76.4B 6 $600M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
2
Centerview Partners LLC
2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Legal Deals
Fenwick & West LLP
3
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
1
Wiersholm
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 14 $51.4B
$100M to $1B 73 $22.7B
< $100M 45 $2.3B
TOTAL $76.4B
Largest Scientific-Atlanta LLC
$6.9B (2005-11-18)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $600M
TOTAL $600M
Largest Cisco Systems - Customer Premises Equipment Business
$600M (2015-07-23)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
19 (9%)
Strategic(s)
2%
5 (2%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Strategic(s)
50%
3 (50%)

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