Return Path Acquisitions and Exits, 10 Deals Between 2003 and 2017
software Company

Return Path has acquired 8 companies of its own, including 3 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 2 assets.

Return Path has acquired in 5 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (50%) and information technology (25%).

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Return Path, Inc.

304 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor,
New York City, New York 10010
United States,
(212) 905-5500

ReturnPath is a customer retention software and services company. The company's first product, ECOA (Email Change of Address) is a universal email management and change-of-address service that helps businesses and consumers optimize email communications. They are up and running and revenue producing, with over 40 million email addresses to date. The company sells both directly and through resellers such as DoubleClick.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - 1 1 - - 8
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - 1 1 - - 2

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Software M&A - Last 3 Years

Return Path was acquired by Validity on May 1, 2019.

When analyzing the software sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 747 software companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 53 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 15 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic software acquirer over the past 3 years is WiseTech Global, with 14 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the software sector over the past 3 years is Serent Capital with 12 platform acquisitions.

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