IBM Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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IBM has acquired 203 companies, including 27 in the last 5 years. A total of 43 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 32 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 26 different US states, and 20 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (56%) and information technology (22%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity221
    • M&A Buy Activity190
    • M&A Sell Activity32
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 20
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 93
  • 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 ≤ '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 T
Buy (4.4/yr) # 168 - 5 10 7 - 190
vol $67.7B $1.5B $69.2B
Sell (1.8/yr) # 23 3 2 2 2 - 32
vol $8.4B $8.4B
  222

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Octo Consulting Group 2022-12-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Reston, Virginia · www.octo.us
Dialexa LLC 2022-09-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.dialexa.com
Databand.ai, Ltd. 2022-07-06 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.databand.ai
Randori, Inc. 2022-06-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.randori.com
Neudesic 2022-02-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.neudesic.com
Sentaca, Inc. 2022-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.sentaca.com
IBM’s Healthcare Data and Analytics Assets 2022-01-21 - Divestiture
Armonk, New York
Envizi Pty Ltd. 2022-01-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Eveleigh, Australia · www.envizi.com
i2 Group 2022-01-04 - Divestiture
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom · www.i2group.com
SXiQ 2021-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Melbourne, Australia · www.sxiq.com.au
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 106 (56%) 56.9B (82%) 11 (35%) 1.8B (21%)
Information Technology 40 (21%) 2.5B (4%) 8 (26%) 550M (7%)
Internet Software and Services 24 (13%) 1.6B (2%) 1 (3%) -
Technology Hardware 6 (3%) - 4 (13%) 5.5B (66%)
Business Services 5 (3%) 3.5B (5%) 1 (3%) 505M (6%)
Semiconductors 2 (1%) - 3 (10%) -
Medical Products 1 (1%) - 1 (3%) -
Communications 1 (1%) - - -
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 (3%) -
Gaming - - 1 (3%) -
Total 190 $69.2B 31 $8.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 135 62.4B 25 7.8B
  California 44 3.7B - -
  Massachusetts 25 9.2B 2 -
  New York 7 - 12 5.6B
  Texas 9 - - -
  Illinois 8 2.2B - -
  Georgia 5 3.3B - -
  Ohio 4 1.4B - -
  Virginia 4 - - -
  Pennsylvania 3 1.5B - -
  North Carolina 3 34.0B - -
  New Jersey 3 - - -
  Florida 2 - 1 -
  Oregon 2 - - -
  Nevada 2 - - -
  Washington 2 - - -
  Rhode Island 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 2.6B - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  Vermont 1 - - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Minnesota - - 1 -
  Kentucky - - 1 1.6B
Canada 13 5.5B 2 550M
  Ontario 10 5.5B 2 550M
  Quebec 2 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
United Kingdom 5 - 1 -
Australia 5 - - -
France 4 340M 1 -
Israel 5 70M - -
Ireland 4 - - -
Germany 3 - - -
Italy 2 - 1 -
Brazil 2 - - -
India 2 11M - -
Netherlands 2 - - -
- - 1 -
Belgium 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
Norway 1 - - -
Peru - - 1 -
Serbia 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Sweden 1 845M - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 135 (71%) 62.4B (90%) 25 (78%) 7.8B (93%)
Cross-border 55 (29%) 6.8B (10%) 7 (22%) 550M (7%)
Total 190 $69.2B 32 $8.4B

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 2 $1.1B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $8.4B
Largest IBM’s x86 Server Business
$2.1B (2014-09-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
16%
30 (16%)
Strategic(s)
8%
15 (8%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
19%
6 (19%)
Strategic(s)
72%
23 (72%)

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