Synopsys Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Software Company

Synopsys has acquired 63 companies, including 16 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Synopsys’ largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Black Duck Software for $565M. Synopsys has acquired in 9 different US states, and 14 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (68%) and semiconductors (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity63
    • M&A Buy Activity62
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 14
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • M&A Advisors 2

Synopsys, Inc.

690 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, California 94043
United States,
(650) 584-5000
www.synopsys.com

Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS) partners with companies to develop electronic products and software applications. Synopsys provides electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP solutions. Synopsys was formed in 1986 and is based in Mountain View, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 51 3 2 2 4 - 62
vol $2.9B $565M $3.5B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  63

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Light Tec 2020-11-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Hyeres, France
Moortec Semiconductor Ltd. 2020-11-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Plymouth, United Kingdom · www.moortec.com
Qualtera 2020-06-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Montpellier, France · www.qualtera.com
Tinfoil Security, Inc. 2020-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.tinfoilsecurity.com
eSilicon Corp. - IP Assets 2019-11-11 - Divestiture
San Jose, California
QTronic GmbH 2019-08-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Berlin, Germany · www.qtronic.de
Silicon And Beyond Pvt. Ltd. 2018-03-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Bangalore, India · www.siliconandbeyond.com
PhoeniX B.V. 2018-02-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Enschede, Netherlands · www.phoenixbv.com
Black Duck Software, Inc. 2017-11-02 565M USD Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.blackducksoftware.com
QuantumWise A/S 2017-09-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.quantumwise.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 42 (68%) 2.6B (73%) 1 (100%) -
Semiconductors 9 (15%) 416M (12%) - -
Information Technology 7 (11%) - - -
Technology Hardware 3 (5%) 523M (15%) - -
Electronics 1 (2%) - - -
Total 62 $3.5B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 39 3.0B 1 -
  California 29 1.4B - -
  Massachusetts 3 1.1B 1 -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 24M - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Arkansas 1 523M - -
Canada 4 28M - -
  Ontario 3 12M - -
Germany 3 21M - -
United Kingdom 3 - - -
France 2 - - -
India 2 - - -
Netherlands 2 - - -
Australia 1 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
Japan 1 - - -
Portugal 1 22M - -
Taiwan 1 417M - -
Domestic 39 (63%) 3.0B (86%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 23 (37%) 487M (14%) - -
Total 62 $3.5B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Needham & Co. LLC
1
Mooreland Partners LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $3.1B
< $100M 13 $383M
TOTAL $3.5B
Largest Black Duck Software, Inc.
$565M (2017-11-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
7 (11%)
Strategic(s)
8%
5 (8%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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