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SOKOLOFF & COMPANY CASE STUDY:
DATE ANNOUNCED: May 22, 2012
SELLER’S FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND M&A MULTIPLES
TRANSACTION DRIVERS: Industry experts estimate the cloud-based enterprise network and procurement segment at a current size of $5 billion in revenue. The Ariba network is the largest and most global trading network, connecting and automating more than $319 billion in commerce transactions, collaborations, and intelligence among more than 730,000 companies. SAP’s global customer base of more than 190,000 companies includes the largest buyers and sellers in the world, offering great potential to increase the number of participants, as well as the volume and types of transactions conducted through this network. 63% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system, presenting obvious potential for growth .
SAP is in a rivalry with Oracle to become the largest cloud vendor by revenue. SAP Co-CEOs Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe said “Cloud-based collaboration is redefining business network innovation, and we are catching this wave in the early stage of its evolution. The addition of Ariba will create the business network of the future, deliver immediate value to our customers and provide another solid engine for driving SAP’s growth in the cloud.”
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