Micro Focus International Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Software Company

Micro Focus International has acquired 16 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Micro Focus International’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Micro Focus Government Solutions for $8.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold SUSE LINUX to EQT Holdings AB for $2.5B. Micro Focus International has acquired in 4 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (67%) and information technology (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

Micro Focus International Plc

The Lawn 22-30 Old Bath Road,
Newbury, RG14 1QN
United Kingdom,
44 1635 565200
www.microfocus.com

Micro Focus International Plc is a provider of innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers’ business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. Micro Focus International was founded in 1976 and is based in Newbury, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 6 3 2 - - 1 12
vol $1.8B $540M $8.8B $11.2B
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - 1 2 - - 3
vol $2.5B $2.5B
  15

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
ATAR Labs 2020-07-09 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.atarlabs.io
Micro Focus International plc - Atalla Hardware Security Module(HSM) & Enterprise Secure Key Manager(ESKM) Business 2018-10-16 - Divestiture
Newbury, United Kingdom
SUSE LINUX GmbH 2018-07-02 2.5B USD Divestiture
Nurnberg, Germany · www.suse.com
COBOL-IT 2017-12-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.cobol-it.com
Micro Focus International Plc - Software Business 2017-09-01 - Divestiture
Newbury, United Kingdom
Micro Focus Government Solutions 2017-09-01 8.8B USD Divestiture
, United States · www.mfgsllc.com
GWAVA, Inc. 2016-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.gwava.com
Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Non-core Assets 2016-09-07 - Divestiture
Palo Alto, California
Serena Software, Inc. 2016-03-22 540M USD Add-on Acquisition
Redwood City, California · www.serena.com
Attachmate Corp. 2014-11-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.attachmate.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 8 (67%) 1.9B (17%) 2 (67%) 2.5B (100%)
Information Technology 4 (33%) 9.3B (83%) 1 (33%) -
Total 12 $11.2B 3 $2.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 11.2B - -
  California 5 1.2B - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Texas 1 1.2B - -
United Kingdom 1 - 2 -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Germany - - 1 2.5B
Domestic 1 (8%) - 2 (67%) -
Cross-border 11 (92%) 11.2B (100%) 1 (33%) 2.5B (100%)
Total 12 $11.2B 3 $2.5B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $10.0B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
< $100M 2 $114M
TOTAL $11.2B
Largest Micro Focus Government Solutions
$8.8B (2017-09-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.5B
TOTAL $2.5B
Largest SUSE LINUX GmbH
$2.5B (2018-07-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
70%
7 70%
Strategic(s)
30%
3 30%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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