The trend in M&As in the storage industry continues at a slow pace these last years but a little better this year.
They were 19 acquisitions for the first 6 months of 2022, compared to 15 for same period in 2021, 20 in 2020 and 24 in 2019. But we are far from a record of 52 in 2006.
The highest amount this year was $61 billion paid by Broadcom to currently get VMware from Dell – even if storage a small part of the VM company (vSAN). This amount is not far from an historical record of $63 billion paid by Dell to acquire EMC as far as in 2015.
Then, in 2022, Kaseya got DAtto for $6.2 billion, and MaxLinear entered into storage acquiring Silicon Motion for $3.8 billion. The price of only 4 deals were revealed.
Who bought whom in first 6 months of 2022
|Mo.||Year||Acquirer||Acquired||Amount in $ million||Business of acquired company|
|1||2022||Phison||Nextorage||NA||SSD and memory card, acquisition from joint-venture partner Sony Storage Media Solutions Corporation|
|1||2022||Dataprise||Global Data Vault||NA||cloud-based backup-as-a-service, disaster-recovery-as-a-service, and Veeam distributor in Dallas, TX|
|1||2022||11:11 Systems||iland||NA||cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for IaaS, DRaaS, and BaaS|
|2||2022||Commvault||TrapX||NA||cyber deception technology|
|2||2022||NetApp||Fylamynt||NA||build, run, manage and analyze workflows securely in any cloud with little to no code|
|2||2022||Rakuten Symphony||Robin.io||NA||cloud native Kubernetes storage|
|3||2022||Nvidia||Excelero||NA||block storage that large businesses use in SANs|
|3||2022||Kalray||Arcapix||NA||provider of SDS and data management solutions for data-intensive applications|
|4||2022||KKR||Barracuda Networks||NA||cybersecurity solutions across email protection, application security, network security and data protection; acquisition from Thoma Bravo|
|4||2022||Kaseya||DAtto||6,200||provider of security and cloud-based software solutions for MSPs,|
|4||2022||NetApp||Instaclustr||NA||provider of fully managed open-source database, pipeline and workflow applications delivered as-a-service|
|5||2022||Restore||Ultratec||11.7||UK data destruction firm|
|5||2022||MaxLinear||Silicon Motion||3,800||NAND flash controllers for SSDs|
|5||2022||Jungle Disk||ElephantDrive||NA||consumer solution for long-term cloud storage of photos, videos, and documents|
|5||2022||Hornetsecurity||IT-Seal||NA||German security awareness training company|
|5||2022||Opti9||HostedBizz||NA||Canadian IaaS platform provider|
|5||2022||Nasuni||DBM Cloud Systems
||NA||cloud-native data migration technology for hybrid and multi-cloud environments|
|6||2022||Nasuni||Storage Made Easy
||NA||remote work and compliance solutions for cloud file storage|