Dell - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Dell M&A Summary

Dell has acquired 37 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Dell’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired DELL EMC for $67.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold Boomi to Francisco Partners for $4.0B. Dell has acquired in 14 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (46%) and software (30%).

Dell Business Overview

Where is Dell headquartered?

Dell is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.

What is Dell’s revenue?

Dell disclosed revenue of 101,197M USD for 2022 and 94,224M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Dell have?

Dell has 133,000 employees.

What sector is Dell in?

Dell is a technology hardware company.

When was Dell founded?

Dell was founded in 1984.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity38
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 11

Dell

Dell Technologies, Inc.

1 Dell Way,
Round Rock, Texas 78682
United States,
(800) 289-3355
www.delltechnologies.com

Dell is a global provider of technology equipment and information technology software and solutions. Dell Technologies looks to bring together the entire infrastructure from hardware to software to services. Through its recent combination with EMC, Dell Technologies offers next-generation solutions through its Client Solutions Group, Infrastructure Solutions Group, VMware, Inc., RSA Information Security, SecureWorks Corp., Pivotal Software, Inc., Boomi, Inc., and Virtustream, Inc. Dell's solutions enable digital transformation and encompass software-defined data centers, all-flash arrays, hybrid cloud, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, cloud-native software application development tools, mobile, and security solutions. Dell was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Round Rock, Texas.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 29 - - - 2 - 31
vol $78.2B $78.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 - 1 - - - 7
vol $3.1B $4.0B $7.1B
  38

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Moogsoft 2023-07-19 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.moogsoft.com
Cloudify Platform Ltd. 2023-01-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Herzliya, Israel · www.cloudify.co
Boomi, Inc. 2021-05-02 4.0B USD Divestiture
Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania · www.boomi.com
SonicWALL, Inc. 2016-11-01 - Divestiture
San Jose, California · www.sonicwall.com
Quest Software Systems, Inc. 2016-11-01 - Divestiture
Aliso Viejo, California · www.quest.com
Dell Software Group 2016-06-20 - Divestiture
Aliso Viejo, California · software.dell.com
SecureWorks Corp. 2016-04-22 - Spin Off
Atlanta, Georgia · www.secureworks.com
Dell Services 2016-03-28 3.1B USD Divestiture
, United States
DELL EMC 2015-10-12 67.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Hopkinton, Massachusetts · www.emc.com
MessageOne, Inc. 2015-04-15 - Divestiture
Austin, Texas
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
DELL EMC 2015-10-12 RSA Security LLC 2020-02-18 6
Hopkinton, Massachusetts · www.emc.com Bedford, Massachusetts · www.rsa.com
DELL EMC 2015-10-12 NetWitness Corp. 2020-02-18 5
Hopkinton, Massachusetts · www.emc.com Bedford, Massachusetts · www.netwitness.com
DELL EMC 2015-10-12 Mozy, Inc. 2018-02-13 4
Hopkinton, Massachusetts · www.emc.com Pleasant Grove, Utah · www.mozy.com
DELL EMC 2015-10-12 Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc. 2017-04-20 3
Hopkinton, Massachusetts · www.emc.com Miami, Florida · www.spanning.com
DELL EMC 2015-10-12 Documentum, Inc. 2016-09-12 2
Hopkinton, Massachusetts · www.emc.com Pleasanton, California
DELL EMC 2015-10-12 EMC Corp. - Enterprise Content Division 2016-09-12 1
Hopkinton, Massachusetts · www.emc.com Hopkinton, Massachusetts

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 14 (45%) 73.5B (94%) 2 (29%) 3.1B (43%)
Software 9 (29%) 2.6B (3%) 3 (43%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (13%) 1.2B (2%) 2 (29%) 4.0B (57%)
Technology Hardware 3 (10%) 1.0B (1%) - -
Business Services 1 (3%) - - -
Total 31 $78.2B 7 $7.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 28 78.2B 7 7.1B
  California 11 4.6B 3 -
  Texas 3 4.1B 1 -
  Minnesota 2 820M - -
  Massachusetts 2 67.0B - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - 1 4.0B
  Georgia 1 - 1 -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Oklahoma 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 1.4B - -
  Illinois 1 340M - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
Israel 2 12M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
Domestic 28 (90%) 78.2B (100%) 7 (100%) 7.1B (100%)
Cross-border 3 (10%) 12M (< 1%) - -
Total 31 $78.2B 7 $7.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs
2
DBO Partners LLC
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
2
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 6 $76.9B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
< $100M 1 $12M
TOTAL $78.2B
Largest DELL EMC
$67.0B (2015-10-12)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $7.1B
TOTAL $7.1B
Largest Boomi, Inc.
$4.0B (2021-05-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
19%
6 (19%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
57%
4 (57%)
Strategic(s)
29%
2 (29%)

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