Software Industry Mergers and Acquisitions 2022

M&A activity in the Business Software segment, which consists of software designed for general business practices and not specific industry markets, increased 11 percent from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022. Software transaction volume decreased four percent on a quarterly basis, from 670 to 643. 

Aggregate value rose 36 percent, from $118.3 billion to $160.5 billion. This was the peak for value during the last five quarters. The segment’s largest deal year-to-date was Thoma Bravo’s announced acquisition of Anaplan, a cloud- based enterprise platform for business planning, for $10.1 billion.

The number of deals in both the Infrastructure Software and Consumer Software segments remained about constant. Regarding value, four of the industry’s top five highest value acquisitions during the quarter occurred in these sectors.

In the Consumer segment, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, a video game developer that has created titles such as Call of Duty and Candy Crush, for $68.6 billion; and Take-Two Interactive Software announced its acquisition of Zynga, a developer of social and mobile games such as FarmVille, for $12.1 billion.

In the Infrastructure segment, affiliates of Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital announced their acquisition of Citrix, which provides virtualisation solutions and workspace technology allowing remote access to applications and computer desktops, for $16.6 billion. Also, Google announced its acquisition of Mandiant, a cyber security firm, for $4.8 billion.

Deal volume in the Niche Software segment, which is targeted to specific vertical markets, declined 12 percent over Q4 2021. The segment’s largest transaction in Q1 2022 was Stryker’s acquisition of Vocera Communications, which provides clinical communication and workflow solutions, for $2.9 billion.

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