Polycom, Inc.

6001 America Center Drive,
San Jose, California 95002
United States,
(408) 586-6000
www.polycom.com

Polycom, Inc. is a provider in open standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration. Polycom solutions are powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom was formed in 1990 and is based in San Jose, California.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 14 1 - - - - 15
vol $1.1B $1.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - 1 - - - 1
vol $110M $110M
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Largest Picturetel Corp.
$362M (2001-05-24)
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Largest Spectralink Corp.
$110M (2014-05-14)

Polycom was acquired by Siris Capital Group on July 08, 2016.

Polycom has acquired 17 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Polycom’s largest acquisition to date was in 2001, when it acquired Picturetel for $362M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Spectralink to for $110M. Polycom has acquired in 8 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (27%) and communications (20%).

When analyzing the information technology sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 982 information technology companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 67 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 10 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic information technology acquirer over the past 3 years is Accenture, with 33 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information technology sector over the past 3 years is H.I.G. Capital with 9 platform acquisitions.

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