Novell Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Software Company

Novell has acquired 10 companies of its own. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Novell’s largest acquisition to date was in 2001, when it acquired Cambridge Technology Partners for $266M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2006, when it sold Celerant Consulting to Caledonia Investments for $77M. Novell has acquired in 3 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (75%) and information technology (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Novell, Inc.

1800 South Novell Place,
Provo, Utah 84606
United States,
(801) 861-4272
www.novell.com

Novell, Inc. is a provider of Intelligent Workload Management software, helps organizations securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. Novell was formed in 1979 and is based in Provo, Utah.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $543M $543M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $77M $77M
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fortefi Ltd. 2009-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Ashwell, United Kingdom
Managed Object Solutions, Inc. 2008-10-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.managedobjects.com
PlateSpin Ltd. 2008-02-25 205M USD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.platespin.com
SiteScape, Inc. 2008-02-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Maynard, Massachusetts
Cambridge Technology Partners, Inc. 2008-01-01 - Spin Off
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Celerant Consulting 2006-05-24 77M USD Divestiture
Richmond, United Kingdom · www.celerantconsulting.com
e-Security, Inc. 2006-04-19 72M USD Add-on Acquisition
Vienna, Virginia
Ximian 2003-08-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge Technology Partners, Inc. 2001-03-12 266M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Digital Research, Inc. 1991-07-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Monterey, California
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 6 (75%) 205M (38%) - -
Information Technology 2 (25%) 338M (62%) 1 (50%) -
Business Services - - 1 (50%) 77M (100%)
Total 8 $543M 2 $77M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 338M 1 -
  Massachusetts 4 266M 1 -
  Virginia 1 72M - -
  California 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - 1 77M
Canada 1 205M - -
  Ontario 1 205M - -
Domestic 6 (75%) 338M (62%) 1 (50%) -
Cross-border 2 (25%) 205M (38%) 1 (50%) 77M (100%)
Total 8 $543M 2 $77M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $471M
< $100M 1 $72M
TOTAL $543M
Largest Cambridge Technology Partners, Inc.
$266M (2001-03-12)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $77M
TOTAL $77M
Largest Celerant Consulting
$77M (2006-05-24)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
38%
3 (38%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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