Micro Focus Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Micro Focus has acquired 17 companies of its own, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Micro Focus’ 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 Software Solutions Germany to Ardian for $2.5B. Micro Focus has acquired in 4 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (62%) and information technology (39%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

Micro Focus

Micro Focus International Plc

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

Micro Focus 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 was founded in 1976 and is based in Newbury, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 11 - - 1 - 1 13
vol $11.2B $11.2B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 2 - - 1 - 4
vol $2.5B $375M $2.9B
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Debricked AB 2022-03-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Malmö, Sweden · www.debricked.com
Micro Focus International - Digital Safe business 2021-11-03 375M USD Divestiture
Newbury, United Kingdom
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 Software Solutions Germany GmbH 2018-07-02 2.5B USD Divestiture
Nürnberg, Luxembourg · 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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 8 (62%) 1.9B (17%) 3 (75%) 2.9B (100%)
Information Technology 5 (38%) 9.3B (83%) 1 (25%) -
Total 13 $11.2B 4 $2.9B

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 - 3 375M
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
Luxembourg - - 1 2.5B
Sweden 1 - - -
Domestic 1 (8%) - 3 (75%) 375M (13%)
Cross-border 12 (92%) 11.2B (100%) 1 (25%) 2.5B (87%)
Total 13 $11.2B 4 $2.9B

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
$100M to $1B 1 $375M
TOTAL $2.9B
Largest SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH
$2.5B (2018-07-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
23%
3 (23%)
Strategic(s)
23%
3 (23%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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