Cognizant Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Technology Company

Cognizant has acquired 47 companies, including 30 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Cognizant’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired The TriZetto Group for $2.7B. Cognizant has acquired in 15 different US states, and 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (40%) and business services (16%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity46
    • M&A Buy Activity46
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 5

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (Cognizant)

300 Frank West Burr Boulevard,
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666
United States,
(201) 801-0233
www.cognizant.com

Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Cognizant was founded in 1994 and is based in Teaneck, New Jersey.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.8/yr) # 22 4 5 4 8 3 46
vol $3.0B $3.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  46

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ESG Mobility GmbH 2021-03-25 - Divestiture
Munchen, Germany · www.esg-mobility.com
Servian Pty Ltd. 2021-01-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.servian.com
Linium LLC 2021-01-11 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.linium.com
Inawisdom Ltd. 2020-12-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Ipswich, United Kingdom · www.inawisdom.com
Bright Wolf LLC 2020-10-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Durham, North Carolina · www.brightwolf.com
10th Magnitude, Inc. 2020-09-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.10thmagnitude.com
Tin Roof Software 2020-08-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.tinroofsoftware.com
New Signature, Inc. 2020-07-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Washington, District of Columbia · www.newsignature.com
Collaborative Solutions LLC 2020-05-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Virginia · www.collaborativesolutions.com
Lev+ 2020-03-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.levdigital.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 18 (39%) 2M (< 1%) - -
Business Services 7 (15%) 185M (6%) - -
Internet Software and Services 7 (15%) 35M (1%) - -
Software 5 (11%) 2.7B (90%) - -
Marketing 3 (7%) - - -
Communications 1 (2%) - - -
Digital Media 1 (2%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (2%) 75M (3%) - -
Media 1 (2%) - - -
Staffing 1 (2%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (2%) - - -
Total 46 $3.0B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 20 2.9B - -
  Georgia 3 - - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  New York 2 - - -
  New Jersey 2 - - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 - - -
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 2.7B - -
  California 1 135M - -
India 5 127M - -
United Kingdom 4 - - -
Australia 3 - - -
France 2 - - -
Germany 2 - - -
Ireland 2 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
Indonesia 1 - - -
Japan 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Norway 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 20 (43%) 2.9B (96%) - -
Cross-border 26 (57%) 127M (4%) - -
Total 46 $3.0B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Centerview Partners LLC
1
Redwood Capital Group LLC
1
Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $2.7B
$100M to $1B 1 $135M
< $100M 4 $162M
TOTAL $3.0B
Largest The TriZetto Group, Inc.
$2.7B (2014-09-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
9 (20%)
Strategic(s)
22%
10 (22%)

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