F5 Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information TechnologyCompany

F5 has acquired 12 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

F5’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Shape Security for $1.0B. F5 has acquired in 4 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (34%) and software (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 4

F5

F5 Networks, Inc.

801 5th Avenue,
Seattle, Washington 98104
United States,
(206) 272-5555
www.f5.com

F5 is a provider of Application Delivery Networking (ADN) technology that optimizes the delivery of network-based applications and the security, performance and availability of servers, data storage devices and other network resources. F5's products collectively function as a dynamic control plane that simplifies the management of data center operations and the delivery of services across diverse data center resources. F5 was founded in 1996 and is based in Seattle, Washington.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 8 2 - 2 - - 12
vol $432M $1.7B $568M $2.7B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Threat Stack, Inc. 2021-09-20 68M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.threatstack.com
Volterra, Inc. 2021-01-07 500M USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.volterra.io
Shape Security 2019-12-19 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.shapesecurity.com
NGINX, Inc. 2019-03-11 670M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.nginx.com
Defense.Net, Inc. 2014-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Belmont, California · www.defense.net
Versafe Ltd. 2013-09-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Tel Aviv, Israel · www.versafe-login.com
LineRate Systems, Inc. 2013-02-11 125M USD Add-on Acquisition
Louisville, Colorado
Traffix Communication Systems Ltd. 2012-02-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Tel Aviv, Israel
Acopia Networks, Inc. 2007-09-13 210M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lowell, Massachusetts · www.acopia.com
Swan Labs Corp. 2005-10-04 43M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 4 (33%) 140M (5%) - -
Software 4 (33%) 860M (32%) - -
Information Technology 3 (25%) 1.7B (63%) - -
Communications 1 (8%) - - -
Total 12 $2.7B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 2.7B - -
  California 6 2.2B - -
  Massachusetts 2 278M - -
  New York 1 29M - -
  Colorado 1 125M - -
Israel 2 - - -
Domestic 10 (83%) 2.7B (100%) - -
Cross-border 2 (17%) - - -
Total 12 $2.7B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Foros Group LLC
3
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
2
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.5B
< $100M 4 $165M
TOTAL $2.7B
Largest Shape Security
$1.0B (2019-12-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
3 (25%)

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