SDL Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Software Company

SDL has acquired 10 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

SDL’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Donnelley Language Solutions for $78M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Fredhopper BV to ATTRAQT Group for $38M. SDL has acquired in 4 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (40%) and software (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

SDL Plc

New Globe House Vanwall Business Park Vanwall Road,
Maidenhead, SL6 4UB
United Kingdom,
+44 (0)1628 410100
www.sdl.com

SDL Plc is a global content management and language solutions. With more than 20 years of experience, SDL helps companies build relevant digital experiences that deliver transformative business results on a global scale. Seventy-nine of the top 100 global brands trust SDL to simplify the complexity of managing content across multiple brands, websites, languages, and devices. SDL was founded in 1992 and is based in Maidenhead, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 9 - 1 - - - 10
vol $78M $78M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
vol $38M $38M
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Donnelley Language Solutions 2018-07-16 78M USD Divestiture
Chicago, Illinois · www.donnelleylanguagesolutions.com
Fredhopper BV 2017-01-30 38M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.fredhopper.nl
Bemoko Ltd. 2013-03-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Basingstoke, United Kingdom · www.bemoko.com
Alterian plc 2012-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Bristol, United Kingdom · www.alterian.com
Calamares Holding B.V. 2011-05-04 - Add-on Acquisition
, Netherlands
Language Weaver, Inc. 2010-07-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California
Fredhopper BV 2009-12-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.fredhopper.nl
XyEnterprise, Inc. 2009-06-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Wakefield, Massachusetts
SDL Enterprise Technologies, Inc. 2008-02-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts
SDL Tridion BV 2007-05-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.sdltridionworld.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 4 (40%) - 1 (100%) 38M (100%)
Software 4 (40%) 78M (100%) - -
Information Technology 2 (20%) - - -
Total 10 $78M 1 $38M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 78M - -
  Massachusetts 2 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 78M - -
  California 1 - - -
Netherlands 3 - 1 38M
United Kingdom 2 - - -
Domestic 2 (20%) - - -
Cross-border 8 (80%) 78M (100%) 1 (100%) 38M (100%)
Total 10 $78M 1 $38M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $78M
TOTAL $78M
Largest Donnelley Language Solutions
$78M (2018-07-16)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $38M
TOTAL $38M
Largest Fredhopper BV
$38M (2017-01-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
67%
2 (67%)
Strategic(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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