Apr 4 , 2017

“Thought Report” on Enterprise Software M&A

Overview of M&A by Oracle, IBM, Salesforce, SAP, Cisco, and Others

Palo Alto, CA – April 4, 2017 – Menalto Advisors is pleased to announce its newest “Thought Report” on the topic of “The High-Profile Enterprise Software Acquirers (an Overview of M&A by Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, SAP, Cisco, VMware, HP Enterprise, Adobe, and CA).”

Enterprise software is one of the most active M&A segments within the technology sector. We have come across a variety of reports that discuss aggregate enterprise software M&A statistics (e.g., number of deals per quarter, deal value per year). In our experience, however, most private software company executives are less interested in aggregate numbers and more interested in what the “premium” software buyers are acquiring.

As such, this report focuses on the M&A activities of ten of the largest and most active enterprise software acquirers. The highlighted companies are generally viewed as the most desirable acquirers by the enterprise software start-ups that we meet with. The 140+ page report includes:

  • Summaries of more than 260 acquisitions by Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce, SAP, Cisco, VMware, HP Enterprise, Adobe, and CA Technologies since the beginning of 2013
  • A discussion of the major M&A highlights and technology themes across these high-profile enterprise software acquirers

To request a copy of the report, please contact one of the senior bankers at Menalto Advisors or send an email request to info@menaltoadvisors.com.


About Menalto Advisors

Menalto Advisors, LLC is an entrepreneur-led investment banking boutique focused on mergers and acquisitions for emerging growth technology companies. The firm was founded by a close-knit group of experienced investment bankers with deep technology domain experience and expertise across key transaction disciplines. Our unique partnership approach combined with our global reach, depth of understanding, and proactive advisement help clients exceed their M&A goals. Menalto is headquartered in Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. More information about Menalto Advisors is available on our website: www.menaltoadvisors.com