Symantec Corp.

350 Ellis Street,
Mountain View, California 94043
United States,
(650) 527-8000

Symantec is a global provider of security, backup and availability solutions. The Company's products and services protect people and information in any digital environment, including mobile devices, enterprise data centers, and cloud-based systems. Symantec's software and services protect against advanced threats independent of the device and environment in which information is used or stored. Symantec was formed in 1982 and is based in Mountain View, California.

M&A Summary

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 65 1 1 2 3 - 72
vol $19.8B $7.0B $26.8B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - 1 - 1 - 4
vol $80M $8.0B $950M $9.0B

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Largest VERITAS Software Corp.
$13.5B (2004-12-17)
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Largest VERITAS Software Corp.
$8.0B (2015-08-11)

According to our data here at Mergr, Symantec has acquired 74 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Symantec’s largest acquisition to date was in 2004, when it acquired VERITAS Software for $13.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold VERITAS Software to The Carlyle Group for $8.0B. Symantec has acquired in 18 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (66%) and information technology (20%).

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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