In 2016, IBM got off to a hot start acquiring companies. As of this point last year, IBM had already announced 6 acquisitions, including the 4th largest deal its ever done, the $2.6B acquisition of PE-backed Truven Health Analytics.
So far in 2017, IBM has announced 1 deal, the acquisition of dashboard software developer Agile 3. However, considering IBM has averaged 10+ acquisitions per year since 2012, more activity will surely follow.
IBM’s 2016 Acquisition Summary
Largest: Truven Analytics, Inc. ($2.6B)
|2016-01-15||Iris Analytics GmbH||IT||Germany||-|
|2016-01-21||Ustream, Inc.||Internet Software||United States||-|
|2016-02-03||ecx international AG||IT||Germany||-|
|2016-02-18||Truven Health Analytics, Inc.||IT||United States||$2.6B|
|2016-02-29||Resilient Systems, Inc.||IT||United States||-|
|2016-03-18||Optevia Ltd.||IT||United Kingdom||-|
|2016-03-31||Blue Wolf Group LLC||IT||United States||-|
|2016-06-01||EZ Legacy Ltd.||Software||Israel||-|
|2016-09-29||Promontory Financial Group LLC||Business Services||United States||-|
|2016-10-27||Sanovi Technologies Pvt. Ltd.||Internet Software||India||-|
|2016-11-01||Fluid, Inc. - Expert Personal Shopper||IT||United States||-|
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