IBM Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Technology Company

IBM has acquired 191 companies, including 32 in the last 5 years. A total of 40 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 27 assets.

IBM’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Red Hat for $34.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold IBM’s x86 Server Business to Lenovo Group for $2.1B. IBM has acquired in 24 different US states, and 19 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (58%) and information technology (19%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity204
    • M&A Buy Activity178
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 19
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 88
  • M&A Advisors 3

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

1 New Orchard Road,
Armonk, New York 10504
United States,
(914) 499-1900
www.ibm.com

IBM is a global provider of information technology products and services. IBM's products and services include IT infrastructure and business process services, cloud computing, business analytics, and enterprise software. IBM was formed in 1911 and is based in Armonk, New York.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (3.4/yr) # 161 4 3 - 5 5 178
vol $33.7B $34.0B $1.5B $69.2B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 20 1 1 3 2 - 27
vol $6.0B $1.8B $7.8B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Waeg 2021-05-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Brussel, Belgium · www.waeg.com
Turbonomic, Inc. 2021-04-29 1.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.turbonomic.com
myInvenio S.R.L. 2021-04-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Reggio Emilia, Italy · www.my-invenio.com
Taos Mountain LLC 2021-01-14 - Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.taos.com
7Summits LLC 2021-01-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.7summitsinc.com
Nordcloud Oy 2020-12-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.nordcloud.com
Expertus Technologies, Inc. 2020-12-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.expertus.ca
Instana, Inc. 2020-11-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.instana.com
TruQua Enterprises LLC 2020-11-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.truqua.com
WDG Soluções Em Sistemas E Automação De Processos LTDA 2020-07-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil · www.wdgautomation.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Merge Healthcare, Inc.    - Stryker Imaging Corporation 2010-07-02 9
Chicago, Illinois · www.merge.com Flower Mound, Texas
Merge Healthcare, Inc.    - Confirma, Inc. 2009-08-07 8
Chicago, Illinois · www.merge.com Milwaukee, Wisconsin

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 103 (58%) 56.9B (82%) 10 (38%) 1.8B (23%)
Information Technology 33 (19%) 2.5B (4%) 4 (15%) -
Internet Software and Services 23 (13%) 1.6B (2%) 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware 6 (3%) - 4 (15%) 5.5B (71%)
Business Services 5 (3%) 3.5B (5%) 1 (4%) 505M (6%)
Semiconductors 2 (1%) - 3 (12%) -
Medical Products 1 (1%) - 1 (4%) -
Digital Media 1 (1%) 2.0B (3%) - -
Financial Services 1 (1%) - - -
Information Services 1 (1%) 2.6B (4%) - -
Insurance 1 (1%) - - -
Marketing 1 (1%) - - -
Electronics - - 1 (4%) -
Gaming - - 1 (4%) -
Total 178 $69.2B 26 $7.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 128 62.4B 22 7.8B
  California 44 3.7B - -
  Massachusetts 23 9.2B 1 -
  New York 6 - 10 5.6B
  Illinois 8 2.2B - -
  Texas 8 - - -
  Georgia 5 3.3B - -
  Ohio 4 1.4B - -
  Virginia 3 - - -
  Pennsylvania 3 1.5B - -
  North Carolina 3 34.0B - -
  New Jersey 3 - - -
  Florida 2 - 1 -
  Washington 2 - - -
  Oregon 2 - - -
  Nevada 2 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  Vermont 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Rhode Island 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 2.6B - -
  Kentucky - - 1 1.6B
  Minnesota - - 1 -
Canada 13 5.5B 1 -
  Ontario 10 5.5B 1 -
  Quebec 2 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
France 4 340M 1 -
Israel 5 70M - -
Ireland 4 - - -
United Kingdom 4 - - -
Australia 3 - - -
Germany 3 - - -
Italy 2 - 1 -
Brazil 2 - - -
India 2 11M - -
- - 1 -
Belgium 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Norway 1 - - -
Peru - - 1 -
Serbia 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Sweden 1 845M - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 128 (72%) 62.4B (90%) 22 (81%) 7.8B (100%)
Cross-border 50 (28%) 6.8B (10%) 5 (19%) -
Total 178 $69.2B 27 $7.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Navidar Holdco LLC
1
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 17 $64.9B
$100M to $1B 11 $4.2B
< $100M 2 $81M
TOTAL $69.2B
Largest Red Hat, Inc.
$34.0B (2018-10-28)
sell # Total
> $1B 4 $7.2B
$100M to $1B 1 $505M
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $7.8B
Largest IBM’s x86 Server Business
$2.1B (2014-09-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
15%
27 (15%)
Strategic(s)
8%
14 (8%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
15%
4 (15%)
Strategic(s)
78%
21 (78%)

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