DELL EMC Acquisitions and Exits, 76 Deals Between 1993 and 2018
information technology Company

DELL EMC has acquired 69 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

DELL EMC’s largest acquisition to date was in 2010, when it acquired Isilon Systems for $2.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Documentum to OpenText for $1.6B. DELL EMC has acquired in 14 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (57%) and internet software and services (19%).

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176 South Street,
Hopkinton, Massachusetts 01748
United States,
(508) 435-1000

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC, formerly EMC Corp., was established in 1979 and is based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 68 1 - - - - 69
vol $11.7B $1.2B $12.9B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 2 1 2 1 1 - 7
vol $200M $3.2B $146M $3.6B

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Largest Isilon Systems, Inc.
$2.3B (2010-11-15)
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Largest Documentum, Inc.
$1.6B (2016-09-12)

Information Technology M&A - Last 3 Years

DELL EMC was acquired by Dell Technologies on October 12, 2015.

When analyzing the information technology sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 1134 information technology companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 53 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 13 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic information technology acquirer over the past 3 years is Accenture, with 29 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information technology sector over the past 3 years is Warburg Pincus LLC with 12 platform acquisitions.

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