IBM Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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IBM has acquired 193 companies, including 34 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 25 different US states, and 20 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (58%) and information technology (19%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity206
    • M&A Buy Activity180
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 20
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 88
  • M&A Advisors 3

IBM

International Business Machines Corp.

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 (3.8/yr) # 161 4 3 - 5 7 180
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
  207

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Bluetab Solutions Group SL 2021-07-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Madrid, Spain · www.bluetab.net
BoxBoat Technologies 2021-07-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Bethesda, Maryland · www.boxboat.com
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
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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 104 (58%) 56.9B (82%) 10 (38%) 1.8B (23%)
Information Technology 34 (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 180 $69.2B 26 $7.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 129 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 - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  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 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Sweden 1 845M - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 129 (72%) 62.4B (90%) 22 (81%) 7.8B (100%)
Cross-border 51 (28%) 6.8B (10%) 5 (19%) -
Total 180 $69.2B 27 $7.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
1
Navidar Holdco LLC
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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