Nuance Communications Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Nuance Communications has acquired 30 companies of its own, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Nuance Communications’ largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired Dictaphone for $357M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Nuance Communications - Document Imaging Division to Kofax for $400M. Nuance Communications has acquired in 11 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (40%) and information technology (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity25
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 7

Nuance Communications

Nuance Communications, Inc.

1 Wayside Road,
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803
United States,
(781) 565-5000
www.nuance.com

Nuance Communications is a provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Nuance technologies, applications and services enable users calling directory assistance, getting account information, dictating patient records, telling a navigation system their destination, or digitally reproducing documents that can be shared and searched. Nuance Communications was formed in 1992 and is based in Burlington, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 24 - - - - 1 25
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - 1 - - - 2
vol $400M $400M
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Saykara, Inc. 2021-02-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.saykara.com
Nuance Communications, Inc. - Document Imaging Division 2018-11-12 400M USD Divestiture
Burlington, Massachusetts
Agnitio SL 2016-10-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Madrid, Spain · www.agnitio-corp.com
TouchCommerce, Inc. 2016-07-21 215M USD Add-on Acquisition
Agoura Hills, California · www.touchcommerce.com
Accelarad, Inc. 2014-04-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.accelarad.com
Emdat, Inc. 2014-01-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Madison, Wisconsin · www.emdat.com
Varolii Corp. 2013-10-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.varolii.com
Viecore Federal Systems Division, Inc. 2013-04-02 - Divestiture
Eatontown, New Jersey
VirtuOz, Inc. 2013-01-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Emeryville, California · www.virtuoz.com
Accentus, Inc. 2012-12-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Ottawa, Ontario · www.accentus.ca
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 10 (40%) 224M (18%) 1 (50%) -
Information Technology 5 (20%) 265M (21%) - -
Business Services 4 (16%) 161M (13%) - -
Internet Software and Services 3 (12%) 215M (17%) 1 (50%) 400M (100%)
Communications 2 (8%) 23M (2%) - -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) 357M (29%) - -
Total 25 $1.2B 2 $400M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 21 1.2B 2 400M
  California 5 378M - -
  Georgia 4 265M - -
  Washington 3 - - -
  Massachusetts 2 - 1 400M
  New Jersey 1 - 1 -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 84M - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Florida 1 161M - -
  Connecticut 1 357M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 21 (84%) 1.2B (100%) 2 (100%) 400M (100%)
Cross-border 4 (16%) - - -
Total 25 $1.2B 2 $400M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Pagemill Partners
2
Evercore Group LLC
2
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
1
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.1B
< $100M 2 $107M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Dictaphone Corp.
$357M (2006-02-08)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $400M
TOTAL $400M
Largest Nuance Communications, Inc. - Document Imaging Division
$400M (2018-11-12)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
28%
7 (28%)
Strategic(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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