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[企業儲存觀察室] 2016 年 IT 業前十大併購案

IT 業每年都會有併購案 (M&A, Merges & Acquisition) ,StorageNewsletter 網站整理出 2016 年 IT 業的所有併購案。從併購金額來看,2016 年前三大的併購案分別是 Broadcom/Brocade 59 億美金、OpenText/Dell EMC 企業內容部門 16.2 億美金以及 Cavium/QLogic 10 億美金。2016 年全年總共有 47 椿的併購案,其中只有 14 椿有公佈併購的價格,其它的 33 椿併購案金額要不就金額不大,要不就對買方的財務影響輕微。

Top 14 M&As in 2016 With Known Price
買方
被併購方
金額 Million
in USD
產品或主要業務
BroadcomBrocade
5,900
FC and Ethernet connectivity products
OpenTextDell EMC Enterprise Content Division
1,620
Including Documentum, InfoArchive and Leap
CaviumQLogic
1,000
Networking and storage connectivity
MallanoxEZchip
811
High-performance processing solutions for carrier and data center networks
LDiscoveryKroll Ontrack
410
Services and solutions to help manage, recover, search, analyze, product and present data
HPESGI
275
HPC
Insight EnterpriseDatalink
258
IT services and enterprise data center solutions
TA AssociatesStorageCraft Technology
187
Private equity firm to acquired provider of backup and recovery software
DCCHammer
47
Distributor of server and storage solutions in UK and Europe
KeepitSafe (J2 Global company)InterCloud Systems (assets)
26.1
Online backup
NutanixPemixData
10
Scale-out data acceleration and analytics
Proact ITCompose IT System
6.4
Cloud service
Defenx PLCMemopal
2
Italian online backup provider
StrongBox Data SolutionsCrossroads Systems (assets)
1.85
Crossroads' entire product portfolio and MA business

在 2006 年總共有 104 件的併購案,自 2012 年開始併購案的數目就逐年下滑至 2015 年的 51 件,2016 年的 47 件。自 1998 年開始至今,年平均件數為 65 件。2016 年金額超過 10 億美金的併購案只有 3 件,相較於 2015 年則有 5 件。IT 史上最高金額的併購案就屬 2015 年的 Dell/EMC 乙案了,以下是歷年來金額超過 10 億的併購案:

2015: EMC by Dell, $63,000 million
2001: Compaq by HP, $25,000 million
2015: SanDisk by Western Digital, $16,000 million
2005: Veritas by Symantec, $11,000 million
2011: Autonomy by HP, $10,300 million
1998: Digital Equipment by Compaq, $9,600 million
2015: Veritas (Symantec) by The Carlyle Group and GIC, $7,400 million
2009: Sun by Oracle, $7,400 million
2013: LSI by Avago Technologies, $6.600 million
2016: Brocade by Broadcom, $5,900 million
2011: Hitachi GST by WD, $4,800 million
2005: StorageTek by Sun, $4,100 million
2000: Sterling Software by CA, $4,000 million
2000: Seagate by Suez Acquisition, $4,000 million
2006: Agere by LSI, $4,000 million
2014: Riverbed by Thoma Bravo, $3,500 million
2008: Foundry Networks by Brocade, $2,600 million
2012: Elpida by Micron Technology, $2,500 million
2012: Quest Software by Dell, $2,400 million
2010: 3par by HP, $2,350 million
2015: PMC-Sierra by Microsemi, $2,300 million
2010: Isilon by EMC, $2,250 million
2009: Data Domain by EMC, $2,200 million
2006: RSA by EMC, $2,100 million
2002: IBM HDD by Hitachi, $2,050 million
2000: Cobalt Networks by Sun, $2,000 million
2004: Kroll by Marsh & McLennan Companies, $1,900 million
2006: Maxtor by Seagate, $1,900 million
2000: Ancor Communications by QLogic, $1,700 million
2003: Documentum by EMC, $1,700
2016: Dell EMC Enterprise Content Division by OpenText, $1,620
1998: Seagate Software by Veritas, $1,600 million
2006: FileNet by IBM, $1,600 million
2006: msystems by SanDisk, $1,500 million
2007: EqualLogic by Dell, $1,400 million
2011: Samsung HDD by Seagate, $1,375 million
2000: Quantum HDD by Maxtor, $1,300 million
2003: Legato by EMC, $1,300 million
2010: Numonyx by Micron, $1,270 million
1996: Cheyenne by CA, $1,200 million
2010: Division 5 Technology by Max Stiegemeier (GCF), $1,200 million
2015: Virtustream by EMC, $1,200 million
1999: Data General by EMC, $1,100 million
2014: Fusion-io by SanDisk, $1,100 million
1995: Conner Peripherals by Seagate, $1,040 million
2016: QLogic by Cavium, $1,000