IBM - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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IBM M&A Summary

IBM has acquired 209 companies, including 30 in the last 5 years. A total of 44 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 33 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%).

IBM Business Overview

Where is IBM headquartered?

IBM is headquartered in Armonk, New York.

What is IBM’s revenue?

IBM disclosed revenue of 61,860M USD for 2023 and 60,530M USD for 2022.

How many employees does IBM have?

IBM has 282,200 employees.

What sector is IBM in?

IBM is an information technology company.

When was IBM founded?

IBM was founded in 1911.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity228
    • M&A Buy Activity196
    • M&A Sell Activity33
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 20
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 96
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (5.6/yr) # 168 5 10 7 5 1 196
vol $67.7B $1.5B $4.7B $6.4B $80.2B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 26 2 2 2 1 - 33
vol $8.4B $8.4B
  229

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
HashiCorp, Inc. 2024-04-24 6.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.hashicorp.com
StreamSets, Inc. 2023-12-18 - Divestiture
San Francisco, California · www.streamsets.com
WebMethods, Inc. 2023-12-18 - Divestiture
Fairfax, Virginia
The Weather Company - Digital Assets 2023-08-22 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia
Apptio, Inc. 2023-06-26 4.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Bellevue, Washington · www.apptio.com
Polar Security 2023-05-16 60M USD Add-on Acquisition
Tel-Aviv, Israel · www.polar.security
NSONE, Inc. 2023-02-28 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.ns1.com
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
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 108 (55%) 61.5B (77%) 10 (31%) 1.8B (21%)
Information Technology 43 (22%) 9.0B (11%) 8 (25%) 550M (7%)
Internet Software and Services 25 (13%) 1.6B (2%) 2 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 6 (3%) - 4 (13%) 5.5B (66%)
Business Services 5 (3%) 3.5B (4%) 1 (3%) 505M (6%)
Semiconductors 2 (1%) - 3 (9%) -
Information Services 2 (1%) 4.6B (6%) 1 (3%) -
Medical Products 1 (1%) - 1 (3%) -
Communications 1 (1%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (1%) - - -
Insurance 1 (1%) - - -
Marketing 1 (1%) - - -
Electronics - - 1 (3%) -
Gaming - - 1 (3%) -
Total 196 $80.2B 32 $8.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 140 73.4B 26 7.8B
  California 46 10.1B - -
  Massachusetts 25 9.2B 2 -
  New York 8 - 11 5.6B
  Texas 9 - - -
  Illinois 8 2.2B - -
  Georgia 5 3.3B 1 -
  Virginia 5 - - -
  Ohio 4 1.4B - -
  Pennsylvania 3 1.5B - -
  North Carolina 3 34.0B - -
  New Jersey 3 - - -
  Washington 3 4.6B - -
  Florida 2 - 1 -
  Oregon 2 - - -
  Nevada 2 - - -
  Michigan 1 2.6B 1 -
  Rhode Island 1 - - -
  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 - - -
Israel 6 130M - -
United Kingdom 5 - 1 -
Australia 5 - - -
France 4 340M 1 -
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 140 (71%) 73.4B (91%) 26 (79%) 7.8B (93%)
Cross-border 56 (29%) 6.8B (9%) 7 (21%) 550M (7%)
Total 196 $80.2B 33 $8.4B

Top M&A Advisors

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

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 19 $75.9B
$100M to $1B 11 $4.2B
< $100M 3 $141M
TOTAL $80.2B
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%
31 (16%)
Strategic(s)
9%
17 (9%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
21%
7 (21%)
Strategic(s)
70%
23 (70%)

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