Activision Blizzard Acquisitions and Exits, 22 Deals Between 1997 and 2016
digital media Company

Activision Blizzard has acquired 21 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Activision Blizzard’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired King Digital Entertainment for $5.9B. Activision Blizzard has acquired in 4 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include digital media (80%) and software (15%).

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Activision Blizzard, Inc.

3100 Ocean Park Boulevard,
Santa Monica, California 90405
United States,
(310) 255-2000
www.activisionblizzard.com

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and video game products. Activision Blizzard, Inc. was formed in 1979 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 18 1 1 - - - 20
vol $5.9B $5.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
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Largest King Digital Entertainment plc
$5.9B (2015-11-02)
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Digital Media M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the digital media sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 184 digital media companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 8 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic digital media acquirer over the past 3 years is Keywords Studios, with 19 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the digital media sector over the past 3 years is Shamrock Capital Advisors with 3 platform acquisitions.


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