Sun Microsystems, Inc.

4150 Network Circle,
Santa Clara, California 95054
United States,
46 86 31 21 00
www.sun.com

Sun Microsystems, Inc. was a company that sold computers, computer components, computer software, and information technology services and that created the Java programming language, and the Network File System.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 25 5 2 3 3 1 39
vol $3.1B $4.1B $1.0B $8.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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$4.1B (2005-08-31)
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Sun Microsystems was acquired by Oracle on January 27, 2010.

Sun Microsystems has acquired 39 companies of its own. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Sun Microsystems’ largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Storage Technology for $4.1B. Sun Microsystems has acquired in 8 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (70%) and technology hardware (13%).

When analyzing the technology hardware sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 244 technology hardware companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 14 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 8 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic technology hardware acquirer over the past 3 years is Apogee, with 6 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the technology hardware sector over the past 3 years is H.I.G. Capital with 4 platform acquisitions.

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