Compaq Computer Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology HardwareCompany

Compaq Computer has acquired 6 companies. It has also divested 1 asset.

Compaq Computer’s largest acquisition to date was in 1998, when it acquired Digital Equipment for $9.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 1999, when it sold AltaVista to ModusLink Global Solutions for $2.3B. Compaq Computer has acquired in 3 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include technology hardware (84%) and internet software and services (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

Compaq Computer Corp.

20555 Suite 249,
Houston, Texas 77070
United States,

Compaq Computer Corporation is a provider of enterprise technology and solutions. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures and markets hardware, software, solutions and services, including enterprise storage and computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, communication products, and desktop and portable personal computers that are sold in more than 200 countries.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $13.6B $13.6B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $2.3B $2.3B

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AltaVista 1999-06-29 2.3B USD Divestiture
Palo Alto, California ·
Zip2 1999-02-16 307M USD Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California ·
Digital Equipment Corp. 1998-01-26 9.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Maynard, Massachusetts
Microcom, Inc. 1997-07-01 280M USD Add-on Acquisition
Norwood, Massachusetts
Tandem Computers Inc. 1997-06-24 3.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Cupertino, California
Networth Inc. 1995-11-07 372M USD Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas
Thomas-Conrad Corporation 1995-10-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Technology Hardware 5 (83%) 13.3B (98%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (17%) 307M (2%) 1 (100%) 2.3B (100%)
Total 6 $13.6B 1 $2.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 13.6B 1 2.3B
  California 2 3.3B 1 2.3B
  Texas 2 372M - -
  Massachusetts 2 9.9B - -
Total 6 $13.6B 1 $2.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $12.6B
$100M to $1B 3 $959M
TOTAL $13.6B
Largest Digital Equipment Corp.
$9.6B (1998-01-26)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.3B
Largest AltaVista
$2.3B (1999-06-29)

M&A Connections

Divested to
1 (100%)

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