Rovi Corporation

2 Circle Star Way,
San Carlos, California 94070
United States,
(408) 562-1800

Rovi Corporation provides guidance technology, entertainment data, copy protection, industry standard networking and media management technology for digital entertainment devices and services. Rovi was formed in 1983 and is based in San Carlos, California.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 9 3 - 1 - - 13
vol $1.1B $62M $1.1B $2.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 1 - - - - 6
vol $200M $75M $275M

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Largest TiVo, Inc.
$1.1B (2016-04-29)
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Largest Flexera Software, Inc.
$200M (2008-04-01)

According to our data here at Mergr, Rovi has acquired 14 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Rovi’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired TiVo for $1.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2008, when it sold Flexera Software to HarbourVest Partners for $200M. Rovi has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (31%) and internet software and services (24%).

When analyzing the information technology sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 1137 information technology companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 62 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 11 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 12 platform acquisitions.

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