The Descartes Systems Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Software Company

The Descartes Systems Group has acquired 41 companies, including 17 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

The Descartes Systems Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired MacroPoint for $107M. The Descartes Systems Group has acquired in 13 different US states, and 10 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (43%) and internet software and services (28%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity41
    • M&A Buy Activity40
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 10
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

The Descartes Systems Group, Inc.

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

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


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 24 4 3 3 4 2 40
vol $215M $71M $107M $11M $11M $416M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  41

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cracking Logistics Ltd. 2020-06-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Gateshead, United Kingdom · www.kontainers.com
Peoplevox Ltd. 2020-02-24 - 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
Core Transport Technologies NZ Ltd. 2019-05-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Nelson, New Zealand · www.core-tt.com
Visual Compliance 2019-01-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Buffalo, New York · www.visualcompliance.com
PinPoint GPS Solutions, Inc. 2018-08-22 11M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Mississauga, Ontario · www.pinpointgps.ca
Velocity Mail LLC 2018-06-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Centennial, Colorado
Aljex Software, Inc. 2018-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Somerville, New Jersey · www.aljex.com
MacroPoint LLC 2017-08-15 107M USD Add-on Acquisition
Cleveland, Ohio · www.macropoint.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 17 (43%) 163M (39%) - -
Internet Software and Services 11 (28%) 119M (28%) 1 (100%) -
Information Technology 7 (18%) 118M (28%) - -
Business Services 2 (5%) 5M (1%) - -
Transportation 2 (5%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) 11M (3%) - -
Total 40 $416M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 21 333M - -
  New Jersey 4 7M - -
  Ohio 3 118M - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  Maryland 2 76M - -
  California 2 2M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Utah 1 42M - -
  Texas 1 6M - -
  New York 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 30M - -
  Florida 1 53M - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
United Kingdom 6 28M - -
Canada 4 26M 1 -
  Ontario 3 18M - -
  Quebec 1 8M 1 -
Netherlands 2 3M - -
Switzerland 2 - - -
Australia 1 2M - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Germany 1 10M - -
New Zealand 1 - - -
Norway 1 13M - -
Domestic 4 (10%) 26M (6%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 36 (90%) 390M (94%) - -
Total 40 $416M 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Triple Tree LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $107M
< $100M 18 $309M
TOTAL $416M
Largest MacroPoint LLC
$107M (2017-08-15)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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