Alibaba Group Holding Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Alibaba Group Holding has acquired 14 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Alibaba Group Holding’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Youku Tudou for $3.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold zulily to Liberty Media for $2.4B. Alibaba Group Holding has acquired in 3 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (50%) and e-commerce (36%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 6

Alibaba Group Holding

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

969 West Wen Yi Road Yu Hang District,
Hangzhou, 311121
China,
+86 571 8502 2088
www.alibabagroup.com

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 10 2 1 1 - - 14
vol $5.1B $2.0B $7.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - 1 - - - 2
vol $2.4B $2.4B
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sun Art Retail Group Ltd. 2020-10-18 - Stake Purchase
Wan Chai, China · www.sunartretail.com
NetEase, Inc. - Kaola 2019-09-05 2.0B USD Divestiture
Beijing, China
ShopRunner, Inc. 2019-01-22 - Add-on Acquisition
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.shoprunner.com
DSM Grup Danışmanlık İletişim ve Satış Ticaret A.Ş. 2018-06-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Istanbul, Turkey · www.trendyol.com
daraz.pk 2018-05-08 - Divestiture
Karachi, Pakistan · www.daraz.pk
Wandoujia 2016-07-05 200M USD Add-on Acquisition
Beijing, China · www.wandoujia.com
Lazada South East Asia Pte. Ltd. 2016-04-12 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam · www.lazada.com
The South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. 2015-12-11 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hong Kong, China · www.scmp.com
Youku Tudou, Inc. 2015-11-06 3.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Beijing, China · www.youkou.com
zulily, Inc. 2015-08-17 2.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.zulily.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 7 (50%) 4.0B (57%) 1 (50%) -
E-Commerce 5 (36%) 3.0B (42%) 1 (50%) 2.4B (100%)
Publishing 1 (7%) 100M (1%) - -
Retail 1 (7%) - - -
Total 14 $7.1B 2 $2.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
China 8 6.1B - -
United States 3 - 2 2.4B
  Washington 1 - 1 2.4B
  Pennsylvania 1 - 1 -
  California 1 - - -
Pakistan 1 - - -
Turkey 1 - - -
Vietnam 1 1.0B - -
Domestic 8 (57%) 6.1B (86%) - -
Cross-border 6 (43%) 1.0B (14%) 2 (100%) 2.4B (100%)
Total 14 $7.1B 2 $2.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Fangda Partners
1
Walkers Global
1
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $6.7B
$100M to $1B 2 $334M
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $7.1B
Largest Youku Tudou, Inc.
$3.7B (2015-11-06)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.4B
TOTAL $2.4B
Largest zulily, Inc.
$2.4B (2015-08-17)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
1 (7%)
Strategic(s)
21%
3 (21%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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