Tibco Software, Inc.

3307 Hillview Avenue,
Palo Alto, California 94304
United States,
(650) 846-1000

TIBCO Software Inc. is a provider of middleware and infrastructure software. TIBCo's standards-based software platform enables customers to create flexible, event-driven applications from infrastructure and deliver real-time, actionable insights. TIBCO Software Inc. was formed in 1985 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 13 1 1 - 4 - 19
vol $376M $185M $561M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

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Tibco Software was acquired by Vista Equity Partners on September 29, 2014.

Tibco Software has acquired 19 companies of its own, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Tibco Software’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired Spotfire for $195M. Tibco Software has acquired in 9 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (58%) and information technology (22%).

When analyzing the software sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 774 software companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 60 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 12 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic software acquirer over the past 3 years is Microsoft, with 14 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the software sector over the past 3 years is Marlin Equity Partners with 11 platform acquisitions.

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