Alibaba Group Holding - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Alibaba Group Holding M&A Summary

Alibaba Group Holding has acquired 18 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions 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 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (50%) and e-commerce (32%).

Alibaba Group Holding Business Overview

Where is Alibaba Group Holding headquartered?

Alibaba Group Holding is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

What is Alibaba Group Holding’s revenue?

Alibaba Group Holding disclosed revenue of 853,062M CNY for 2022 and 717,289M CNY for 2021.

How many employees does Alibaba Group Holding have?

Alibaba Group Holding has 239,740 employees.

What sector is Alibaba Group Holding in?

Alibaba Group Holding is an e-commerce company.

When was Alibaba Group Holding founded?

Alibaba Group Holding was founded in 1999.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 14 1 - - 1 - 16
vol $7.1B $7.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $2.4B $2.4B
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Visable GmbH 2023-11-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Hamburg, Germany · www.wlw.de
Sun Art Retail Group Ltd. 2020-10-18 - Stake Purchase
Shanghai, China · www.sunartretail.com
NetEase, Inc. - Kaola 2019-09-05 2.0B USD Divestiture
Beijing, China
ShopRunner, Inc. 2019-01-22 - Trade Sale
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.shoprunner.com
Focus Media Holding Ltd. 2018-07-27 - Stake Purchase
Shanghai, China · www.focusmedia.cn
DSM Grup Danısmanlık İletisim ve Satıs Ticaret A.S. 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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 8 (50%) 4.0B (57%) 1 (50%) -
E-Commerce 5 (31%) 3.0B (42%) 1 (50%) 2.4B (100%)
Marketing 1 (6%) - - -
Publishing 1 (6%) 100M (1%) - -
Retail 1 (6%) - - -
Total 16 $7.1B 2 $2.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
China 9 6.1B - -
United States 3 - 2 2.4B
  Washington 1 - 1 2.4B
  Pennsylvania 1 - 1 -
  California 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Pakistan 1 - - -
Turkey 1 - - -
Vietnam 1 1.0B - -
Domestic 9 (56%) 6.1B (86%) - -
Cross-border 7 (44%) 1.0B (14%) 2 (100%) 2.4B (100%)
Total 16 $7.1B 2 $2.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Rothschild Global Advisory
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
1
Fangda Partners
1
Walkers Global
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)
19%
3 (19%)
Strategic(s)
19%
3 (19%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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