2004 M&A activity

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Technology M&A activity 2002-2004

 

Total deals

Deals with declared values

Value of declared deals ($M)

Average deal size for declared deals ($M)

2004

1,951

758

$198,196

$262

2003

1,455

543

$48,789

$90

2002

1,919

860

$72,271

$84

Source: 451 Group Technology M&A Database

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2004 sub-sector M&A deal views

 

Total deals

Deals with declared values

Value of declared deals ($M)

Average deal size ($M)

% of total yearly deals

% of total yearly declared value

Software applications

379

120

$15,977

$133,139

19.4%

8.1%

Software infrastructure

207

74

$24,184

$326,811

10.6%

12.2%

Systems and storage

171

79

$8,377

$106,032

8.8%

4.2%

Network software

67

35

$1,642

$46,920

3.4%

0.8%

Network hardware

36

21

$2,993

$142,521

1.8%

1.5%

Semiconductors

75

39

$7,304

$187,286

3.8%

3.7%

Mobile technology

77

31

$1,080

$34,869

3.9%

0.6%

Telecommun-ications

332

139

$111,924

$805,210

17.0%

56.5%

All other subsectors *

607

225

$23,033

$102,368

31.1%

11.6%

* Internet content, IT outsourcing, e-commerce, IT business services, hosted services, vertical industries.

Source: 451 Group Technology M&A Database

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Top technology acquirers of 2004
 

Top acquirers

Number of deals

Deals with declared values

Value of declared deals ($M)

1

Cisco

12

12

$797

2

IBM

11

2

$520

3

HP

8

3

$438

4

Broadcom

6

6

$380

5

Synopsis

6

2

$287

Source: 451 Group Technology M&A Database 
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Top six deals in 2004
Deal date

Acquirer

Target

Deal value ($M)

Percent of all 2004 deals

2/17

Cingular Wireless

AT&T Wireless Services

$41,000

20.69%

12/15

Sprint

Nextel

$35,000

17.66%

12/16

Symantec

Veritas Software

$13,500

6.81%

12/13

Oracle

PeopleSoft

$10,300

5.20%

8/16

Zeus Holdings

Intelsat General

$5,000

2.52%

2/9

Juniper Networks

NetScreen Technologies

$4,171

2.10%

Totals

$108,971

54.98%

Source: 451 Group Technology M&A Database 
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Top 2004 network software deals

Deal date

Acquirer

Target

Deal value($M)

Links to 451 TechDealmaker analysis

7/8

Siemens Business Services

BBC Technology

$369

Not available

4/22

Silver Lake, Texas Pacific

Network Associates

$275

Link

12/21

EMC

Smarts

$260

Not available

9/9

Cisco Systems

NetSolve

$129

Link

10/20

C-Cor

nCube

$91

Link

Source: 451 Group Technology M&A Database 
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Top 2004 network hardware deals
Deal date

Acquirer

Target

Deal value ($M)

Links to 451 TechDealmaker analysis

5/20

Tellabs

Advanced Fibre Communications

$1,500

Link

12/15

3Com

TippingPoint

$430

Link

5/24

Lucent

Telica

$295

Link

5/14

Thomson Multimedia

Hughes Network

$250

Link

12/17

Tandberg Television

N2 Broadband

$110

Link

Source: 451 Group Technology M&A Database 
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Note: All figures rounded to the nearest thousand.

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