SunGard Data Systems, Inc.

680 East Swedesford Road,
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087
United States,
(484) 582-2000

SunGard Data Systems, Inc. is a provider of software and processing solutions for the financial services industry, higher education, and the public sector in over 70 countries. SunGard also offers disaster recovery, managed IT, and information availability consulting services along with business continuity management software.

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Buy (0.4/yr) # 11 - 2 - - - 13
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1

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Largest Comdisco - Disaster Recovery Business
$825M (2001-11-15)
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SunGard Data Systems was acquired by Vista Equity Partners on December 07, 2016.

SunGard Data Systems has acquired 16 companies of its own, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

SunGard Data Systems’ largest acquisition to date was in 2001, when it acquired Comdisco - Disaster Recovery Business for $825M. SunGard Data Systems has acquired in 8 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (62%) and information technology (24%).

When analyzing the software sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 785 software companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 49 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 13 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 13 platform acquisitions.

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