Cisco Systems - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Cisco Systems M&A Summary

Cisco Systems has acquired 226 companies, including 15 in the last 5 years. A total of 26 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Cisco Systems’ largest acquisition to date was in 2023, when it acquired Splunk for $28.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Cisco Systems - Customer Premises Equipment Business to Vantiva 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 (21%).

Cisco Systems Business Overview

Where is Cisco Systems headquartered?

Cisco Systems is headquartered in San Jose, California.

What is Cisco Systems’ revenue?

Cisco Systems disclosed revenue of 51,557M USD for 2022 and 49,818M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Cisco Systems have?

Cisco Systems has 83,300 employees.

What sector is Cisco Systems in?

Cisco Systems is a technology hardware company.

When was Cisco Systems founded?

Cisco Systems was founded in 1984.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity229
    • M&A Buy Activity222
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 32
  • M&A Advisors 12

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 founded in 1984 and is based in San Jose, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 211 4 4 - 3 - 222
vol $75.7B $730M $28.0B $104.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 - - - 1 - 7
vol $600M $600M
  229

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Isovalent, Inc. 2023-12-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Cupertino, California · www.isovalent.com
Splunk, Inc. 2023-09-21 28.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.splunk.com
Accedian Networks, Inc. 2023-06-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.accedian.com
Tidal Software LLC 2023-01-05 - Divestiture
Chicago, Illinois · www.tidalsoftware.com
Epsagon Ltd. 2021-08-13 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.epsagon.com
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 88 (40%) 46.0B (44%) 3 (43%) -
Information Technology 45 (20%) 22.8B (22%) - -
Technology Hardware 39 (18%) 26.6B (25%) 2 (29%) 600M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 35 (16%) 6.9B (7%) - -
Semiconductors 9 (4%) 382M (< 1%) - -
Communications 3 (1%) 916M (1%) - -
Electronics 2 (1%) 651M (1%) 1 (14%) -
Business Services 1 (< 1%) - - -
Electrical Equipment - - 1 (14%) -
Total 222 $104.4B 7 $600M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 188 91.6B 5 600M
  California 112 61.1B 4 600M
  Massachusetts 16 12.8B - -
  Texas 10 1.7B - -
  New York 6 20M - -
  Illinois 4 105M 1 -
  New Jersey 4 496M - -
  Colorado 3 - - -
  Washington 3 386M - -
  Maryland 3 4.6B - -
  Georgia 3 7.5B - -
  Vermont 2 330M - -
  New Hampshire 2 160M - -
  Michigan 2 25M - -
  Delaware 1 183M - -
  Connecticut 1 51M - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 271M - -
  Ohio 1 799M - -
  North Carolina 1 95M - -
  Missouri 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 450M - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
United Kingdom 9 6.8B 2 -
Israel 6 991M - -
Canada 3 436M - -
  Ontario 2 436M - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Denmark 3 127M - -
Germany 2 - - -
Norway 2 3.3B - -
Sweden 2 975M - -
Austria 1 - - -
China 1 45M - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Italy 1 100M - -
Slovakia 1 - - -
Domestic 188 (85%) 91.6B (88%) 5 (71%) 600M (100%)
Cross-border 34 (15%) 12.8B (12%) 2 (29%) -
Total 222 $104.4B 7 $600M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
2
Centerview Partners
2
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Fenwick & West LLP
3
Shearman & Sterling
1
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 15 $79.4B
$100M to $1B 73 $22.7B
< $100M 45 $2.3B
TOTAL $104.4B
Largest Splunk, Inc.
$28.0B (2023-09-21)
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)
10%
22 (10%)
Strategic(s)
2%
5 (2%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Strategic(s)
57%
4 (57%)

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