Quest Software Systems Acquisitions and Exits, 9 Deals Between 2004 and 2019
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Quest Software Systems has acquired 11 companies of its own, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Quest Software Systems’ largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired NetPro Computing for $79M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2004, when it sold Quest Software - Vista Plus Product Suite to OpenText for $24M. Quest Software Systems has acquired in 7 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (100%).

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Quest Software Systems, Inc.

9350 South 150 East Suite 300,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84070
United States,
(800) 733-8839

Quest Software Systems, Inc. is a provider of software solutions spanning database management, data protection, endpoint systems management, identity and access management, and Microsoft platform management.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - - - 1 1 8
vol $79M $79M
Sell # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $24M $24M

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Largest NetPro Computing, Inc.
$79M (2008-09-12)
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Largest Quest Software - Vista Plus Product Suite
$24M (2004-08-31)

Software M&A - Last 3 Years

Quest Software Systems was acquired by Francisco Partners on November 1, 2016.

When analyzing the software sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 732 software companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 50 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 17 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic software acquirer over the past 3 years is Volaris Group, with 15 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the software sector over the past 3 years is Vista Equity Partners with 12 platform acquisitions.

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