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Dell sells its software division to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management

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PC maker Dell announced that it has sold its software division for $2 billion to Francisco Partners and Elliott Management. The deal involves software maker Quest, security company SonicWall, and cloud management company Enstratius. The acquisition is viewed by many as unusual particularly for a company trying to reinvent itself. Dell was privatized in 2013 so it could improve its business model and go all-out on software. In 2015 it acquired EMC for $67 billion to leverage EMC’s dominance in storage devices and fortify its networking portfolio. Dell, however, is not closing its doors to software just yet. The company still has cloud integration company Boomi, which means that Dell still wants to keep its options open.

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
2 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
3 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
4 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
5 $840,000,000 BrightPoint Ingram Micro Software & Services Acquisition
6 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
7 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $413,000,000 Accelerated Payment Technologies Global Payments Software & Services Acquisition
9 $375,000,000 Salmat’s BPO Division Fujifilm Software & Services Acquisition
10 $350,000,000 Lodestone Infosys Software & Services Acquisition
11 $335,000,000 TMW Systems Trimble Navigation Software & Services Acquisition
12 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
13 $270,000,000 UC4 EQT VI Software & Services Acquisition
14 $260,400,000 Palo Alto Networks Undisclosed Software & Services Public
15 $258,000,000 MeeGo Jolla Software & Services Investment
16 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public
17 $220,000,000 Deltak.edu John Wiley & Sons Software & Services Investment
18 $210,000,000 ServiceNow Undisclosed Software & Services Public
19 $195,000,000 Folhamatic Group Sage Group Software & Services Acquisition
20 $176,000,000 Lucid Markets FXCM Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  2. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  3. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  4. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  5. Ingram Micro Completes BrightPoint Buy (SoCal Tech)
  6. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  7. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  8. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  9. Salmat soars on unit sale (The Australian)
  10. Infosys Acquiring Lodestone For Around $350 Million (Pulse 2)
  11. Trimble acquires logistics software maker TMW Systems for $335M (Venturebeat)
  12. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  13. UC4 Software bought for $270M (Biz Journal)
  14. Palo Alto Networks raises $260.4M, pricing above target range (Business Journal)
  15. MeeGo OS Gets a $258M Lifeline from Jolla-led Alliance (Pando Daily)
  16. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)
  17. Wiley Beefs Up Higher Ed Biz: Partners With Knewton, Buys Online Degree Veteran Deltak For $220M (TechCrunch)
  18. ServiceNow Advances In Debut After $210 Million IPO (Bloomberg)
  19. Sage enters Brazil with acquisition of Folhamatic (Stock Market Wire)
  20. FXCM to Acquire Lucid Markets (Finance Yahoo)

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
2 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
3 $2,400,000,000 Quest Software Dell Software & Services Acquisition
4 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
5 $1,300,000,000 Kenexa IBM Software & Services Acquisition
6 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
9 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
10 $413,000,000 Accelerated Payment Technologies Global Payments Software & Services Acquisition
11 $406,000,000 SpringSoft Synopsys Software & Services Acquisition
12 $375,000,000 Salmat’s BPO Division Fujifilm Software & Services Acquisition
13 $350,000,000 Lodestone Infosys Software & Services Acquisition
14 $335,000,000 TMW Systems Trimble Navigation Software & Services Acquisition
15 $325,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
16 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
17 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
18 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
19 $270,000,000 UC4 EQT VI Software & Services Acquisition
20 $260,400,000 Palo Alto Networks Undisclosed Software & Services Public

More information

  1. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  2. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  3. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  4. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  5. IBM Buys Social HR And Talent Management Software Company Kenexa For $1.3B In Cash (TechCrunch)
  6. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  7. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  8. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  9. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  10. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  11. Synopsys Inc acquires SpringSoft Inc for $406 million (SpringSoft)
  12. Salmat soars on unit sale (The Australian)
  13. Infosys Acquiring Lodestone For Around $350 Million (Pulse 2)
  14. Trimble acquires logistics software maker TMW Systems for $335M (Venturebeat)
  15. Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Convio (Yahoo)
  16. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  17. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  18. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  19. UC4 Software bought for $270M (Biz Journal)
  20. Palo Alto Networks raises $260.4M, pricing above target range (Business Journal)

 

Top 20 Software & Services Deals for 2012

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $4,300,000,000 Ariba SAP Software & Services Acquisition
2 $2,600,000,000 Logica CGI Software & Services Acquisition
3 $2,400,000,000 Quest Software Dell Software & Services Acquisition
4 $1,900,000,000 Taleo Oracle Software & Services Acquisition
5 $1,300,000,000 Kenexa IBM Software & Services Acquisition
6 $1,200,000,000 Yammer Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
7 $1,100,000,000 Deltek Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
8 $689,000,000 Buddy Media Salesforce Software & Services Acquisition
9 $670,000,000 Merchant e-Solutions Cielo Software & Services Acquisition
10 $413,000,000 Accelerated Payment Technologies Global Payments Software & Services Acquisition
11 $406,000,000 SpringSoft Synopsys Software & Services Acquisition
12 $375,000,000 Salmat’s BPO Division Fujifilm Software & Services Acquisition
13 $335,000,000 TMW Systems Trimble Navigation Software & Services Acquisition
14 $325,000,000 Convio Blackbaud Software & Services Acquisition
15 $300,000,000 Transcend Nuance Communications Software & Services Acquisition
16 $291,000,000 Archipelago Learning PLATO Learning Software & Services Acquisition
17 $287,500,000 TaxACT InfoSpace Software & Services Acquisition
18 $270,000,000 UC4 EQT VI Software & Services Acquisition
19 $260,400,000 Palo Alto Networks Undisclosed Software & Services Public
20 $229,500,000 Splunk Undisclosed Software & Services Public

More information

  1. SAP Agrees to Buy Ariba in $4.3B Deal (Business Week)
  2. Canada’s CGI to Buy IT Rival Logica for $2.6 Billion (AllThingsD)
  3. Dell Acquires Quest Software For $2.4 Billion (TechCrunch)
  4. Oracle Buys Talent Management Solutions Company Taleo For $1.9 Billion (Techcrunch)
  5. IBM Buys Social HR And Talent Management Software Company Kenexa For $1.3B In Cash (TechCrunch)
  6. Microsoft to Acquire Yammer (Microsoft )
  7. Why Thoma Bravo Paid $1.1 Billion For Deltek (AOL)
  8. Salesforce Lines Up Against Oracle On Social Push; Buys Buddy Media For $689M (TechCrunch)
  9. Cielo Acquires Merchant e-Solutions for $670,000,000 (Xconomy)
  10. Deals of the day — mergers and acquisitions (Reuters)
  11. Synopsys Inc acquires SpringSoft Inc for $406 million (SpringSoft)
  12. Salmat soars on unit sale (The Australian)
  13. Trimble acquires logistics software maker TMW Systems for $335M (Venturebeat)
  14. Blackbaud Completes Acquisition of Convio (Yahoo)
  15. Nuance Buys Transcription And Speech Editing Company Transcend For $300M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  16. Archipelago Learning Acquired By Private Equity Firm (Texas Tech Pulse)
  17. InfoSpace Buys Online Tax Solutions Company TaxACT For $287.5M In Cash (Techcrunch)
  18. UC4 Software bought for $270M (Biz Journal)
  19. Palo Alto Networks raises $260.4M, pricing above target range (Business Journal)
  20. Splunk Raises $229.5 Million in IPO on Demand for Data Analysis (Bloomberg)