PeopleSoft, Inc.

4460 Hacienda Drive,
Pleasanton, California 94588
United States,
(925) 225-3000

PeopleSoft, Inc. designs, develops, markets and supports enterprise application software products for use throughout large and medium sized organizations worldwide. These organizations include corporations, educational institutions and national, state, provincial and local government agencies. PeopleSoft offers applications that enable organizations to manage critical business processes and analyze and enhance their relationships with customers, suppliers, employees and partners as well as consulting services to assist customers with implementation, training and support. PeopleSoft, Inc. was formed in 1987 and was based in Pleasanton, California.

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Year ≤ '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 2 2 1 1 - 1 7
vol $433M $5M $1.8B $2.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

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PeopleSoft was acquired by Oracle on December 13, 2004.

PeopleSoft has acquired 7 companies of its own.

PeopleSoft’s largest acquisition to date was in 2003, when it acquired J.D. Edwards for $1.8B. PeopleSoft has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (100%).

When analyzing the software sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 785 software companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 55 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 13 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic software acquirer over the past 3 years is Microsoft, with 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the software sector over the past 3 years is The Riverside Company with 11 platform acquisitions.

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