M&A Deal Summary

Alibaba Group Holding Acquires Youku Tudou

On November 6, 2015, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. acquired internet software and services company Youku Tudou, Inc. for 3.7B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Alibaba Group Holding’s 6th transaction in the Internet Software and Services sector.
  • This is Alibaba Group Holding’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Alibaba Group Holding’s 4th transaction in China.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-11-06
Target Youku Tudou, Inc.
Sector Internet Software and Services
Buyer(s) Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 3.7B USD

Target

Youku Tudou, Inc.

Beijing, China
website
Youku Tudou Inc. is a chinese internet television platform for consumers to search, view and share video content.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Hangzhou, China

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Category Company
Founded 1999
SectorE-Commerce
Employees254,702
Revenue 717.3B CNY (2021)
DESCRIPTION

Alibaba Group Holding is a group of Chinese e-commerce businesses including Alibaba.com, Taobao and Alipay. Alibaba Group Holding was founded in 1999 and is based in Hangzhou, China.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 14
Sector (Internet Software and Services) 6 of 7
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 9
Country (China) 4 of 8
Year (2015) 4 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 6
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