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.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $543M $543M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $77M $77M
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Largest Cambridge Technology Partners, Inc.
$266M (2001-03-12)
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Largest Celerant Consulting
$77M (2006-05-24)

Novell was acquired by Attachmate on November 22, 2010.

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%).

When analyzing the software sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 749 software companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 53 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 11 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic software acquirer over the past 3 years is Visma Oy, with 15 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the software sector over the past 3 years is Vista Equity Partners with 11 platform acquisitions.

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