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.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (3.6/yr) # 13 3 5 3 4 3 31
vol $33M $13M $60M $106M $71M $107M $390M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
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Largest MacroPoint LLC
$107M (2017-08-15)
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According to our data here at Mergr, The Descartes Systems Group has acquired 32 companies, including 20 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 11 different US states, and 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (49%) and internet software and services (33%).

When analyzing the software sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 751 software companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 53 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 11 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic software acquirer over the past 3 years is Visma Oy, with 15 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the software sector over the past 3 years is Vista Equity Partners with 11 platform acquisitions.

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