Dell Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology Hardware Company

Dell has acquired 35 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 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 2016, when it sold Dell Services to NTT DATA for $3.1B. Dell has acquired in 15 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (45%) and software (32%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity35
    • M&A Buy Activity29
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 8

Dell Technologies, Inc. (Dell)

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

Dell Technologies, Inc. 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 formed in 1984 and is based in Round Rock, Texas.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 29 - - - - - 29
vol $78.2B $78.2B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 1 5 - - - - 6
vol $3.1B $3.1B
  35

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SonicWALL, Inc. 2016-11-01 - Divestiture
San Jose, California · www.sonicwall.com
Quest Software Systems, Inc. 2016-11-01 - Divestiture
Salt Lake City, Utah · 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
StatSoft, Inc. 2014-03-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.statsoft.com
Enstratius, Inc. 2013-05-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.enstratius.com
Credant Technologies, Inc. 2012-12-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Addison, Texas · www.credant.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
DELL EMC 2015-10-12 RSA Security LLC 2020-02-18 5
Hopkinton, Massachusetts · www.emc.com Bedford, Massachusetts · www.rsa.com
Dell Boomi 2010-11-02 Unifi Software 2019-12-17 2
Berwyn, Pennsylvania · www.boomi.com San Mateo, California · www.unifisoftware.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 Austin, Texas · www.spanning.com
Dell Boomi 2010-11-02 ManyWho, Inc. 2017-03-16 1
Berwyn, Pennsylvania · www.boomi.com San Francisco, California · www.manywho.com
DELL EMC 2015-10-12 EMC Corp. - Enterprise Content Division 2016-09-12 2
Hopkinton, Massachusetts · www.emc.com Hopkinton, Massachusetts
DELL EMC 2015-10-12 Documentum, Inc. 2016-09-12 1
Hopkinton, Massachusetts · www.emc.com Pleasanton, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 13 (45%) 73.5B (94%) 2 (33%) 3.1B (100%)
Software 9 (31%) 2.6B (3%) 3 (50%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (10%) 1.2B (2%) 1 (17%) -
Technology Hardware 3 (10%) 1.0B (1%) - -
Business Services 1 (3%) - - -
Total 29 $78.2B 6 $3.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 27 78.2B 6 3.1B
  California 9 2.2B 2 -
  Texas 3 4.1B 1 -
  Minnesota 2 820M - -
  Massachusetts 2 67.0B - -
  Utah 1 2.4B 1 -
  Georgia 1 - 1 -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Oklahoma 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 1.4B - -
  Illinois 1 340M - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
Israel 1 12M - -
Domestic 27 (93%) 78.2B (100%) 6 (100%) 3.1B (100%)
Cross-border 2 (7%) 12M (< 1%) - -
Total 29 $78.2B 6 $3.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
2
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
2

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 1 $3.1B
TOTAL $3.1B
Largest Dell Services
$3.1B (2016-03-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
92%
12 92%
Strategic(s)
8%
1 8%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%

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