Acquisitions

Organic growth remains the primary driver of SAP’s strategy. We will continue to invest in our own product development and technology innovation, improving the speed, number of projects, and innovations brought to market. Our ecosystem strategy enables us to better leverage our innovation by extending it to our partners to drive additional customer value, based on their own domain expertise. We will also continue to acquire targeted, strategic, and “fill-in” technology to add to our broad solution offerings and improve our coverage in key strategic markets to best support our customers’ needs. Examples include:

  • Ariba: Leading cloud-based business commerce network
  • BusinessObjects: Pioneer and the world's leading BI software company in business intelligence (BI)
  • Fieldglass: Global Cloud Technology Leader in Contingent Workforce Management
  • hybris: Rapidly growing and widely recognized leader in e-commerce technology
  • SuccessFactors: Market-leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions
  • Sybase: Industry leader for enterprise and mobile software to manage, analyze, and mobilize information
  • Syclo: Enterprise mobile applications and technologies

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Acquisitions

  • Ariba

    On May 22, 2012, SAP AG and Ariba, Inc. announced that SAP's subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Ariba, the leading cloud-based business commerce network, for $45.00 per share, representing an enterprise value of approximately $4.3 billion. The acquisition was completed on October 1, 2012, and combines Ariba's successful buyer-seller collaboration network with SAP's broad customer base and deep business process expertise to create new models for business-to-business collaboration in the cloud.

    Read the Announcement Press Release ›

    Read the Closing Press Release ›

    Shareholders who still hold Ariba shares or have any other questions regarding their Ariba shares should call US +1 678 336 2980.

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  • BusinessObjects

    On October 7, 2007, SAP AG and Business Objects S.A. announced that the companies have reached an agreement that will bring together two of the information technology industry's leaders, resulting in an unmatched offering for Business Users, enabling timely and accurate decision-making.

    On January 15, 2008, SAP France S.A. ("SAP France"), SAP AG and Business Objects S.A. announced today that SAP France's all-cash tender offers for Business Objects securities were successful.

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  • Fieldglass

    On March 26, 2014, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced plans to acquire Fieldglass, the leading technology provider for procuring and managing contingent labor and services. The addition of Fieldglass’ cloud-based Vendor Management System (VMS) solution meets the growing demand among employers to manage flexible workforces that can be quickly engaged and on-boarded to support rapidly changing business and customer needs. The acquisition was closed on May 2, 2014.

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  • hybris

    On June 5, 2013,- SAP AG and hybris announced that SAP plans to acquire hybris, a rapidly growing and widely recognized leader in e-commerce technology. The acquisition positions SAP to deliver the next-generation e-commerce platform, with the choice of on-premise or cloud deployment, as enterprises around the world seek to optimize the customer experience for businesses and consumers across an ever-growing number of delivery channels, devices and touch points.

    Read the press release of June 5, 2013 (announcement of acquisition) ›

    Read the press release of August 1, 2013 (completion of acquisition) ›

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  • SuccessFactors

    SAP and SuccessFactors announced on December 3, 2011, that SAP's subsidiary, SAP America has entered into a definitive merger agreement with SuccessFactors, the market-leading provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solutions. Following the successful closing of SAP's cash tender offer for all issued and outstanding shares of SuccessFactors, Inc. (NYSE: SFSF) ("SuccessFactors"), SAP and SuccessFactors announced on February 23, 2012, that SAP has completed the acquisition of SuccessFactors.

    Read the Announcement Press Release ›

    Read the Closing Press Release ›

    Shareholders who still hold SuccessFactors shares or have any other questions regarding their SuccessFactors shares should call Georgeson at US +1 877 507 1756.

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  • Sybase

    On May 12, 2010 SAP and Sybase, Inc., Dublin, California (USA) announced that SAP's subsidiary, SAP America, Inc., has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Sybase, Inc., in a transaction that will bring the two information technology (IT) leaders together to enable companies to become better-run "unwired enterprises."

    As a result of this transaction, customers will be able to better harness today's explosion of data and deliver information and insight in real time to business consumers wherever they work so that they can make faster, more informed decisions. Companies will benefit from greater productivity, speed and agility to help their businesses grow.

    On July 27, 2010 - SAP AG announced the completion of the cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Sybase, Inc., by Sheffield Acquisition Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SAP,

    Read the Announcement Press Release ›

    Read the Closing Press Release ›

    For holders of Sybase shares, please call American Stock Transfer (AST) at +1 800 937 5449.

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  • Syclo

    In June 2012, we acquired Syclo, a leading provider of solutions for asset management, for the field service and inventory management. The addition of Syclo's expertise in building and selling mobile solutions in industries such as utilities, oil and gas, life sciences, and manufacturing will enhance SAP mobile solutions.

    Read the press release of April 10, 2012 ›

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