VMware Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And ServicesCompany

VMware has acquired 45 companies, including 14 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

VMware’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Pivotal Software for $2.7B. VMware has acquired in 10 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (39%) and information technology (32%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity51
    • M&A Buy Activity44
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 5

VMware

VMware, Inc.

3401 Hillview Avenue,
Palo Alto, California 94304
United States,
(650) 427-5000
www.vmware.com

VMware is a provider of technologies designed to establish secure and reliable IT environments and address a range of complex IT challenges that include cost reduction, operational inefficiencies, access to cloud computing capacity, business continuity and corporate end-user computing device management. VMware's solutions enable organizations to aggregate multiple servers, storage infrastructure and networks together into shared pools of capacity that can be allocated dynamically, securely and reliably to applications as needed. These internal computing infrastructures can be dynamically extended by customers to the public cloud environment. VMware was formed in 1998 and is based in Palo Alto, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 31 3 3 3 4 - 44
vol $3.4B $4.8B $8.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 1 - - - - 7
  51

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SaltStack, Inc. 2020-09-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Lehi, Utah · www.saltstack.com
Lastline Inc. 2020-06-04 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.lastline.com
Octarine, Inc. 2020-05-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.octarinesec.com
Nyansa, Inc. 2020-01-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.nyansa.com
Carbon Black, Inc. 2019-08-22 2.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.carbonblack.com
Pivotal Software, Inc. 2019-08-22 2.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.pivotal.io
Avi Networks 2019-06-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.avinetworks.com
Heptio, Inc. 2018-11-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.heptio.com
CloudHealth Technologies, Inc. 2018-08-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Boston, Massachusetts · www.cloudhealthtech.com
CloudCoreo, Inc. 2018-02-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas · www.cloudcoreo.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 17 (39%) 3.2B (39%) 3 (43%) -
Internet Software and Services 13 (30%) 2.7B (33%) 3 (43%) -
Information Technology 14 (32%) 2.3B (28%) 1 (14%) -
Total 44 $8.2B 7 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 40 8.2B 7 -
  California 26 4.3B 5 -
  Massachusetts 4 2.1B - -
  Texas 3 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - 1 -
  Georgia 1 1.5B - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 40 (91%) 8.2B (100%) 7 (100%) -
Cross-border 4 (9%) - - -
Total 44 $8.2B 7 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
2
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
1
Morrison & Foerster LLP
1
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $7.6B
$100M to $1B 2 $562M
< $100M 1 $15M
TOTAL $8.2B
Largest Pivotal Software, Inc.
$2.7B (2019-08-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Strategic(s)
5%
2 (5%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Strategic(s)
86%
6 (86%)

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