Palm Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology HardwareCompany

Palm has acquired 3 companies of its own. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Palm’s largest acquisition to date was in 2003, when it acquired Handspring for $192M. Palm has acquired in 2 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (34%) and software (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity3
    • M&A Buy Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Palm, Inc.

950 West Maude Avenue,
Sunnyvale, California 94085
United States,

Palm, Inc. is a provider of mobile devices that enable users to access and share any information, anywhere. Palm has been a pioneer in mobile since its inception, with such innovations as the PalmPilot™ (the most successful PDA in history), Graffiti™ (a simplified alphabet to input letters into the PalmPilot), and Palm® webOS™ (the first operating system built exclusively for mobile use).

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # - - 1 1 - 1 3
vol $80M $192M $272M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Handspring, Inc. 2003-06-05 192M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California
Be, Inc. 2001-08-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale,, California, Inc. 2000-05-31 80M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 1 (33%) 80M (29%) - -
Software 1 (33%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (33%) 192M (71%) - -
Total 3 $272M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 272M - -
  California 2 192M - -
  Massachusetts 1 80M - -
Total 3 $272M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $192M
< $100M 1 $80M
Largest Handspring, Inc.
$192M (2003-06-05)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
2 (67%)

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