IBM Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Technology Company

IBM has acquired 180 companies, including 33 in the last 5 years. A total of 35 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 26 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 23 different US states, and 17 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (60%) and information technology (16%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity194
    • M&A Buy Activity169
    • M&A Sell Activity26
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 17
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 83
  • 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

International Business Machines Corp. (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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 148 13 4 3 - 1 169
vol $31.1B $2.6B $34.0B $67.7B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 19 1 1 1 3 1 26
vol $6.0B $1.8B $7.8B
  195

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
WDG Soluções Em Sistemas E Automação De Processos LTDA 2020-07-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil · www.wdgautomation.com
IBM - Patent Portfolio 2020-02-20 - Divestiture
Armonk, New York
Varicent 2019-11-25 - Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario · www.varicent.com
International Business Machines Corp. - Algorithmics Assets 2019-09-25 - Divestiture
Armonk, New York
International Business Machines Corp. - Marketing Platform & Commerce Software 2019-04-04 - Divestiture
Armonk, New York
International Business Machines Corp. - Software Products 2018-12-06 1.8B USD Divestiture
Armonk, New York
Red Hat, Inc. 2018-10-28 34.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.redhat.com
Oniqua Pty Ltd. 2018-06-15 - Divestiture
Milton, Australia · www.oniqua.com
Armanta, Inc. 2018-05-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Morristown, New Jersey · www.armanta.com
International Business Machines Corp. - COPLINK 2017-10-04 - Divestiture
Armonk, New York
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Red Hat, Inc. 2018-10-28 NooBaa, Inc. 2018-11-27 1
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.redhat.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.noobaa.com
Merge Healthcare, Inc.    - DR Systems, Inc. 2015-02-25 9
Chicago, Illinois · www.merge.com San Diego, California · www.drsys.com
Merge Healthcare, Inc.    - StudyManager 2012-01-01 8
Chicago, Illinois · www.merge.com Morrisville, North Carolina
Merge Healthcare, Inc.    - Ophthalmic Imaging Systems 2011-06-06 7
Chicago, Illinois · www.merge.com Sacramento, California
Merge Healthcare, Inc.    - Fletcher Flora Health Care Systems, Inc. 2010-11-09 6
Chicago, Illinois · www.merge.com Anaheim, California
SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.    - ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc. 2010-11-08 1
Dallas, Texas · www.softlayer.com Houston, Texas
Merge Healthcare, Inc.    - DocuSys, Inc. 2010-11-01 5
Chicago, Illinois · www.merge.com Atlanta, Georgia
Merge Healthcare, Inc.    - Stryker Imaging Corporation 2010-07-02 4
Chicago, Illinois · www.merge.com Flower Mound, Texas
Merge Healthcare, Inc.    - Amicas, Inc. 2010-04-01 3
Chicago, Illinois · www.merge.com , United States
Access360 2002-09-03 Arena Media Networks LLC 2010-03-01 1
Irvine, California New York, New York

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 100 (59%) 55.4B (82%) 10 (40%) 1.8B (23%)
Information Technology 27 (16%) 2.5B (4%) 4 (16%) -
Internet Software and Services 23 (14%) 1.6B (2%) 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware 6 (4%) - 4 (16%) 5.5B (71%)
Business Services 5 (3%) 3.5B (5%) 1 (4%) 505M (6%)
Semiconductors 2 (1%) - 2 (8%) -
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 169 $67.7B 25 $7.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 123 60.9B 21 7.8B
  California 43 3.7B - -
  Massachusetts 22 7.7B 1 -
  New York 6 - 8 5.6B
  Texas 8 - - -
  Illinois 6 2.2B - -
  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 - - -
  Michigan 1 2.6B - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Vermont 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Rhode Island 1 - - -
  Minnesota - - 1 -
  Kentucky - - 1 1.6B
Canada 12 5.5B 1 -
  Ontario 10 5.5B 1 -
  Quebec 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
France 4 340M 1 -
Israel 5 70M - -
Ireland 4 - - -
United Kingdom 4 - - -
Australia 3 - - -
Germany 3 - - -
Brazil 2 - - -
India 2 11M - -
Italy 1 - 1 -
- - 1 -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Norway 1 - - -
Peru - - 1 -
Serbia 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Sweden 1 845M - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 123 (73%) 60.9B (90%) 21 (81%) 7.8B (100%)
Cross-border 46 (27%) 6.8B (10%) 5 (19%) -
Total 169 $67.7B 26 $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 16 $63.4B
$100M to $1B 11 $4.2B
< $100M 2 $81M
TOTAL $67.7B
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
PE Firm(s)
71%
35 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
14 29%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
22%
6 22%
Strategic(s)
78%
21 78%

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