Citrix Systems, Inc.

851 West Cypress Creek Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
United States,
(954) 267-3000

Citrix Systems develops and sells products and services that enable the secure and reliable delivery of applications and data over public, private or hybrid clouds or networks, to virtually any type of device. The Company markets and licenses its products directly to customers, over the Web, and through systems integrators, or SIs, in addition to indirectly through value-added resellers, or VARs, value-added distributors, or VADs, original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs and service providers. Citrix Systems was established in 1989 and is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 27 5 2 2 1 1 38
vol $1.9B $1.9B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - 2 - - 2
vol $1.8B $1.8B

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Largest XenSource, Inc.
$500M (2007-10-22)
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Largest Citrix Systems - GoTo Business
$1.8B (2016-07-26)

According to our data here at Mergr, Citrix Systems has acquired 39 companies, including 12 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Citrix Systems’ largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired XenSource for $500M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Citrix Systems - GoTo Business to LogMeIn for $1.8B. Citrix Systems has acquired in 11 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (58%) and internet software and services (24%).

When analyzing the software sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 781 software companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 60 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 12 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic software acquirer over the past 3 years is Microsoft, with 14 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the software sector over the past 3 years is Insight Venture Partners with 11 platform acquisitions.

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