VMware, Inc.

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

VMware, Inc. 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 ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 20 3 5 2 1 2 33
vol $1.8B $1.5B $3.4B
Sell (1.4/yr) # - 4 - - 2 1 7
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Largest AirWatch LLC
$1.5B (2014-02-24)
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According to our data here at Mergr, VMware has acquired 34 companies, including 14 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

VMware’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired AirWatch for $1.5B. VMware has acquired in 8 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (46%) and information technology (34%).

When analyzing the internet software and services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 1189 internet software and services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 58 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 10 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic internet software and services acquirer over the past 3 years is j2 Global, with 28 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the internet software and services sector over the past 3 years is Vista Equity Partners with 13 platform acquisitions.

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