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IBM's Red Hat acquisition leads 5 biggest software M&A deals in history

Cromwell Schubarth
American City Business Journals
IBM's Red Hat acquisition leads 5 biggest software M&A deals in history

Both companies have a long history in the Bay Area — IBM in San Jose and Red Hat in Sunnyvale — neither is headquartered there. Here's a look at where their huge deal ranks against the other four largest software acquisitions, which all involved companies from the Bay Area.