Activision Blizzard Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

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 was founded in 1979 and is based in Santa Monica, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 19 1 - - - - 20
vol $5.9B $5.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Major League Gaming (MLG) 2016-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.majorleaguegaming.com
King Digital Entertainment plc 2015-11-02 5.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.king.com
Neversoft Entertainment, Inc. 2014-05-03 - Merger
Woodland Hills, California · www.neversoft.com
Underground Development 2010-02-11 - Shut Down
Hayward, California · www.z-axis.com
7 Studios, Inc. 2009-04-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California
Budcat Creations LLC 2008-11-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Iowa City, Iowa
FreeStyleGames Ltd. 2008-09-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom · www.freestylegames.com
Bizarre Creations Ltd. 2007-09-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Liverpool, United Kingdom · www.bizarrecreations.com
Demonware, Inc. 2007-03-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.demonware.net
RedOctane, Inc. 2006-05-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.redoctane.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Infinity Ward, Inc. 2003-10-30 Neversoft Entertainment, Inc. 2014-05-03 1
Encino, California · www.infinityward.com Woodland Hills, California · www.neversoft.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Digital Media 16 (80%) 5.9B (100%) 2 (100%) -
Software 3 (15%) - - -
Distribution 1 (5%) - - -
Total 20 $5.9B 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 - 2 -
  California 10 - 2 -
  New York 2 - - -
  Iowa 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
United Kingdom 3 - - -
Ireland 2 5.9B - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Domestic 14 (70%) - 2 (100%) -
Cross-border 6 (30%) 5.9B (100%) - -
Total 20 $5.9B 2 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $5.9B
TOTAL $5.9B
Largest King Digital Entertainment plc
$5.9B (2015-11-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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