Dropbox, New Relic, Coupa Software seen as potential takeover candidates

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Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX), New Relic (NYSE:NEWR), Coupa Software program (NASDAQ:COUP) are likely acquisition candidates for strategic and private fairness firms, according to a RBC analyst.

Dropbox (DBX) could be a target for a Adobe (ADBE) or Salesforce (CRM), whilst New Relic and Coupa Program may see personal fairness fascination, RBC analyst Rishi Jaluria stated in an interview on Thursday on CNBC.

Tech giants like Microsoft (MSFT), SAP (SAP) and Oracle (ORCL) “are wanting at some of these multiples coming down so a lot and stating, hey this is a great time to consolidate some IT invest and seriously get edge of the big pullback we’re viewing right here,” Jaluria reported.

Zoom Movie (NASDAQ:ZM) and Docusign (DOCU) “are large beneficiaries of the pandemic and distant operate, but they’ve pulled again to such lower amounts and trade at this kind of low cost multiples on profitability that we consider they are appealing to some large acquirers, namely Salesforce,” Jaluria extra.

Other attainable targets may possibly incorporate Box Inc. (BOX) Couchbase (Base), Fastly (FSLY), N-Equipped (NABL), NortonLifeLock (NLOK), Nutanix (NTX), Qualys (QLYS), Smartsheet (SMAR), Splunk (SPLK), SolarWinds (SWI) and Teradata (TDC).

Jaluria does not see regulatory problems this kind of as antitrust problems avoiding program acquisitions.

“The regulatory bodies you should not seem to be to care as a great deal about enterprise program as they do about client technology,” Jaluria said. “Even though the regulators will come down on Fb or Google or Amazon seeking to get another person, it doesn’t look to be the situation with nearly anything associated to enterprise computer software and specially with a person like Salesforce or SAP or Oracle shopping for a midcap software package identify I don’t feel that regulatory is heading to be important hurdle to producing that take place.”

Jaluria sees the most probably strategic candidates as Couchbase (Base), Dropbox (DBX), Docusign (DOCU), Fastly (FSLY), New Relic (NEWR), Nutanix (NTNX), Qualys (QLYS), Smartsheet (SMAR), Splunk (SPLK) and Zoom Video (ZM), according an RBC note from April 11 published by Jaluria and analyst Matthew Hedberg.

The most probably targets for non-public equity takeout are Box Inc. (BOX), Coupa Application (COUP), N-in a position (NABL), New Relic (NEWR), NortonLifeLock (NLOK), Solarwinds (SWI) and Teradata (TDC).

In late March a distinguished undertaking capital reported Anaplan’s (Plan) $10.7 billion sale to non-public equity powerhouse Thoma Bravo may well user in a spate of deals in the program place.