IBM Mergers and Acquisitions Summary
information technology Company

IBM has acquired 178 companies, including 31 in the last 5 years. A total of 35 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 24 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 (17%).

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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

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

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 ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (6.2/yr) # 136 12 13 3 3 - 167
vol $28.1B $3.0B $2.6B $34.0B $67.7B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 17 2 1 1 1 2 24
vol $6.0B $1.8B $7.8B

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Largest Red Hat, Inc.
$34.0B (2018-10-28)
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Largest IBM’s x86 Server Business
$2.1B (2014-09-29)

Information Technology M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the information technology sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 1145 information technology companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 54 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 14 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic information technology acquirer over the past 3 years is Accenture, with 29 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information technology sector over the past 3 years is Warburg Pincus LLC with 13 platform acquisitions.

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