Sabre Acquisitions and Exits, 9 Deals Between 2005 and 2018
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Sabre has acquired 6 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Sabre’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Last Minute Network for $933M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Travelocity.com to Expedia Group for $280M. Sabre has acquired in 2 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (34%) and software (34%).

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Sabre Corp.

3150 Sabre Drive,
Southlake, Texas 76092
United States,
(682) 605-1000
www.sabre.com

Sabre Corp. is a technology software provider to the travel and tourism industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre Corp. was formed in 2006 and is headquartered in Southlake, Texas.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 2 2 1 - 1 - 6
vol $933M $154M $360M $1.4B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 1 - - 1 - 3
vol $120M $280M $400M
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Largest Last Minute Network Ltd.
$933M (2005-05-12)
Sell # Total
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Largest Travelocity.com
$280M (2015-01-23)

Software M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the software sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 759 software companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 58 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 11 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 Accel-KKR with 12 platform acquisitions.


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