Polycom - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Polycom M&A Summary

Polycom has acquired 17 companies of its own. A total of 3 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 (25%) and software (25%).

Polycom Ownership

Who owns Polycom?

Polycom is owned by Plantronics. It was acquired on March 28, 2018.

Was Polycom formerly PE-backed?

Yes. Polycom was formerly owned by 1 private investor.

Polycom Business Overview

Where is Polycom headquartered?

Polycom is headquartered in San Jose, California.

What is Polycom’s revenue?

Polycom disclosed revenue of 1,100M USD for 2017 and 1,267M USD for 2015.

How many employees does Polycom have?

Polycom has 3,451 employees.

What sector is Polycom in?

Polycom is an information technology company.

When was Polycom founded?

Polycom was founded in 1990.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 1

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 16 - - - - - 16
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $110M $110M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Obihai Technology, Inc. 2018-01-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Campbell, California · www.obihai.com
Spectralink Corp. 2014-05-14 110M USD Divestiture
Boulder, Colorado · www.spectralink.com
Sentri, Inc. 2013-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Westborough, Massachusetts
ViVu, Inc. 2011-10-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Cupertino, California · www.vivu.tv
HP - Visual Collaboration 2011-06-01 89M USD Divestiture
, United States
Accordent Technologies, Inc. 2011-03-23 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
El Segundo, California · www.accordent.com
Destiny Conferencing Corp. 2009-01-08 48M USD Add-on Acquisition
Englewood, Ohio · www.telesuite.com
Spectralink Corp. 2007-02-07 220M USD Add-on Acquisition
Boulder, Colorado · www.spectralink.com
DSTMedia Technology Co., Ltd. 2005-08-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Beijing, China
Voyant Technologies, Inc. 2003-11-23 131M USD Add-on Acquisition
Westminster, Colorado · www.voyanttech.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 4 (25%) 137M (10%) - -
Software 4 (25%) 50M (4%) - -
Communications 3 (19%) 450M (34%) 1 (100%) 110M (100%)
Technology Hardware 3 (19%) 706M (53%) - -
Diversified 1 (6%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (6%) - - -
Total 16 $1.3B 1 $110M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 1.3B 1 110M
  California 4 50M - -
  Colorado 2 351M 1 110M
  Massachusetts 2 362M - -
  Georgia 2 344M - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 48M - -
  Illinois 1 99M - -
China 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
Domestic 14 (88%) 1.3B (100%) 1 (100%) 110M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (13%) - - -
Total 16 $1.3B 1 $110M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Aspect Consumer Partners
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.1B
< $100M 5 $291M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Picturetel Corp.
$362M (2001-05-24)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $110M
TOTAL $110M
Largest Spectralink Corp.
$110M (2014-05-14)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Strategic(s)
6%
1 (6%)

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