Symantec Acquisitions and Exits, 80 Deals Between 1984 and 2019
information technology Company

Symantec has acquired 77 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 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 2019, when it sold Symantec - Enterprise Security Assets to Broadcom for $10.7B. Symantec has acquired in 18 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (64%) and information technology (22%).

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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

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 66 1 2 3 2 1 75
vol $19.8B $7.0B $26.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 1 - 1 - 1 5
vol $80M $8.0B $950M $10.7B $19.7B

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Largest VERITAS Software Corp.
$13.5B (2004-12-17)
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Largest Symantec Corp. - Enterprise Security Assets
$10.7B (2019-08-08)

Information Technology M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the information technology sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 1138 information technology companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 53 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 14 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic information technology acquirer over the past 3 years is Accenture, with 29 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the information technology sector over the past 3 years is Warburg Pincus LLC with 12 platform acquisitions.

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