The Sage Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Software Company

The Sage Group has acquired 35 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 11 assets.

The Sage Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Intacct for $850M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Paya to GTCR for $311M. The Sage Group has acquired in 8 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (85%) and internet software and services (10%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity43
    • M&A Buy Activity32
    • M&A Sell Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 6

The Sage Group plc

North Park,
Tyne, NE13 9AA
United Kingdom,
+44 19 1294 3000
www.sage.com

Sage Group is a provider of business management software and services for small and medium sized businesses. Sage was formed in 1981 and is based in Tyne, England.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 29 3 - - - - 32
vol $2.5B $850M $3.3B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 6 2 - 2 1 - 11
vol $311M $311M
  43

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sage sp. Z oo 2020-12-09 - Divestiture
Warsaw, Poland · www.sage.com.pl
The Sage Group plc - Sage Pay 2019-11-18 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom
The Sage Group plc - Sage Payroll Solutions 2019-01-15 - Divestiture
, United States
Intacct Corp. 2017-07-25 850M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · us.intacct.com
Paya, Inc. 2017-06-02 311M GBP Divestiture
Dunwoody, Georgia · www.paya.com
The Sage Group plc - Sage HRMS (Abra) 2017-05-10 - Divestiture
Tyne, United Kingdom
Startup Compass, Inc. 2017-03-29 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.compass.co
Fairsail 2017-03-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Reading, United Kingdom · www.fairsail.com
PAI Group, Inc. (PayChoice) 2014-09-22 158M USD Add-on Acquisition
Moorestown, New Jersey · www.paychoice.com
Exact Software Deutschland GmbH 2014-07-21 18M EUR Divestiture
Aschheim, Germany · www.exactsoftware.de
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 27 (84%) 2.2B (65%) 8 (73%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (9%) 881M (27%) - -
Business Services 1 (3%) 283M (9%) 1 (9%) -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - 1 (9%) -
Financial Services - - 1 (9%) 311M (100%)
Total 32 $3.3B 11 $311M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 2.7B 5 311M
  California 4 850M - -
  Georgia 1 145M 1 311M
  Arizona 1 260M 1 -
  Texas - - 2 -
  Virginia 1 416M - -
  Tennessee 1 283M - -
  Oregon 1 91M - -
  New Jersey 1 158M - -
  Florida 1 457M - -
United Kingdom 6 120M 2 -
France 4 46M 3 -
Brazil 2 22M - -
Germany 2 43M - -
1 294M - -
China 1 - - -
Ireland 1 23M - -
Malaysia 1 - - -
Poland - - 1 -
Singapore 1 7M - -
Spain 1 92M - -
Switzerland 1 12M - -
Domestic 6 (19%) 120M (4%) 2 (18%) -
Cross-border 26 (81%) 3.2B (96%) 9 (82%) 311M (100%)
Total 32 $3.3B 11 $311M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
William Blair & Co. LLC
1
Raymond James - Investment Banking
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Allen & Overy LLP
1
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 8 $2.9B
< $100M 14 $456M
TOTAL $3.3B
Largest Intacct Corp.
$850M (2017-07-25)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $311M
TOTAL $311M
Largest Paya, Inc.
$311M (2017-06-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
16%
5 (16%)
Strategic(s)
9%
3 (9%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
55%
6 (55%)
Strategic(s)
45%
5 (45%)

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