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Industry Update: Technology and Software Industry Insight- April, 2017

April, 2017

For 2016, strategic buyers accounted for 91% of technology and software M&A transactions. During 2015, strategic buyers accounted for 95% of the transactions.

Select recent notable publicity announced M&A transactions:

– Cisco Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CSCO) acquired AppDynamics, Inc. for approximately $4.03 billion.

– Siemens Industry, Inc. acquired Mentor Graphics Corporation for approximately $4.82 billion.

– Micro Focus International plc (LSE:MCRO) acquired Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Software Business for approximately $8.73 billion.

– Inception Parent, Inc. acquired Rackspace Hosting, Inc. for approximately $4.95 billion.

– Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) acquired NetSuite Inc. for approximately $7.08 billion.

– Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) acquired Yahoo! Inc., Operating Business for approximately $4.48 billion.

– Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS:MSFT) acquired LinkedIn Corporation for approximately $29.31 billion.