Descartes Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Descartes has acquired 47 companies, including 18 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Descartes’ largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired MacroPoint for $107M. Descartes has acquired in 15 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (40%) and internet software and services (35%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity47
    • M&A Buy Activity46
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

Descartes

The Descartes Systems Group, Inc.

120 Randall Drive ,
Waterloo, Ontario N2V 1C6
Canada,
(519) 746-8110
www.descartes.com

Descartes is a provider of on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (3.0/yr) # 31 3 4 3 2 3 46
vol $393M $69M $11M $60M $61M $44M $639M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  47

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
XPS Technologies LLC 2022-06-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Cottonwood Heights, Utah · www.xpsship.com
Foxtrot Ventures, Inc. 2022-04-21 4M USD Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.foxtrotco.com
NetChb LLC 2022-02-10 40M USD Add-on Acquisition
Tucson, Arizona · www.netchb.com
Portrix Logistics Software GmbH 2021-05-10 25M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Hamburg, Germany · www.portrix-ls.de
QuestaWeb, Inc. 2021-03-01 36M USD Add-on Acquisition
Clark, New Jersey · www.questaweb.com
ShipTrack 2020-11-06 19M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Waterloo, Ontario · www.shiptrackapp.com
Cracking Logistics Ltd. 2020-06-11 12M USD Add-on Acquisition
Chippenham, United Kingdom · www.kontainers.com
Peoplevox Ltd. 2020-02-24 29M GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.peoplevox.com
BestTransport.com, Inc. 2019-08-21 11M USD Add-on Acquisition
Columbus, Ohio · www.besttransport.com
STEPcom Services GmbH 2019-06-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Rheinfelden, Switzerland · www.stepcom.ch
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 18 (39%) 192M (30%) - -
Internet Software and Services 16 (35%) 247M (39%) 1 (100%) -
Information Technology 7 (15%) 183M (29%) - -
Business Services 2 (4%) 5M (1%) - -
Transportation 2 (4%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (2%) 11M (2%) - -
Total 46 $639M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 25 471M - -
  New Jersey 5 75M - -
  Ohio 3 118M - -
  Utah 2 42M - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  Maryland 2 76M - -
  California 2 2M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Texas 1 6M - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 30M - -
  Illinois 1 4M - -
  Florida 1 53M - -
  Colorado 1 26M - -
  Arizona 1 40M - -
Canada 5 45M 1 -
  Ontario 4 37M - -
  Quebec 1 8M 1 -
United Kingdom 6 69M - -
Germany 2 35M - -
Netherlands 2 3M - -
Switzerland 2 - - -
Australia 1 2M - -
Belgium 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 - - -
Norway 1 13M - -
Domestic 5 (11%) 45M (7%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 41 (89%) 594M (93%) - -
Total 46 $639M 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Triple Tree LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $107M
< $100M 27 $532M
TOTAL $639M
Largest MacroPoint LLC
$107M (2017-08-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
4 (9%)
Strategic(s)
2%
1 (2%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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