Google Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And Services Company

Google has acquired 218 companies, including 49 in the last 5 years. A total of 12 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Google’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo Group for $2.9B. Google has acquired in 14 different US states, and 18 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (48%) and software (36%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity221
    • M&A Buy Activity215
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 18
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 6

Alphabet Inc. (Google)

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View, California 94043
United States,
(650) 253-0000
www.google.com


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (7.4/yr) # 178 13 11 6 5 2 215
vol $27.6B $625M $4.8B $163M $33.1B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 3 - 2 1 - - 6
vol $2.9B $2.9B
  221

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Pomo Search Limited 2020-01-14 163M USD Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.pointy.com
AppSheet 2020-01-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.appsheet.com
Fitbit, Inc. 2019-11-01 2.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.fitbit.com
Elastifile Ltd. 2019-07-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.elastifile.com
Looker Data Sciences, Inc. 2019-06-06 2.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Cruz, California · www.looker.com
Alooma, Inc. 2019-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Redwood City, California · www.alooma.com
Superpod 2019-01-04 60M USD Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.superpod.io
GraphicsFuzz Ltd. 2018-08-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom · www.graphicsfuzz.com
Cask Data, Inc. 2018-05-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.cask.co
Velostrata, Inc. 2018-05-09 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.velostrata.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Google Fiber, Inc.    - Webpass, Inc. 2016-06-22 1
Mountain View, California · www.fiber.google.com San Francisco, California · www.webpass.net
DeepMind 2014-01-26 Hark 2016-02-25 1
London, United Kingdom · www.deepmind.com London, United Kingdom · www.harkapp.co.uk
YouTube LLC 2006-10-09 BandPage, Inc. 2016-02-12 3
San Bruno, California · www.youtube.com San Francisco, California · www.bandpage.com
Nest Labs, Inc. 2014-01-13 Revolv, Inc. 2014-10-24 2
Palo Alto, California · www.nest.com Boulder, Colorado · www.revolv.com
YouTube LLC 2006-10-09 Directr 2014-08-06 2
San Bruno, California · www.youtube.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.directr.co
Nest Labs, Inc. 2014-01-13 Dropcam 2014-06-21 1
Palo Alto, California · www.nest.com San Francisco, California · www.dropcam.com
YouTube LLC 2006-10-09 Green Parrot Pictures Co. Ltd. 2011-03-15 1
San Bruno, California · www.youtube.com Dublin, Ireland

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 102 (47%) 8.7B (26%) 2 (33%) -
Software 76 (35%) 3.6B (11%) - -
Technology Hardware 11 (5%) 15.7B (47%) 1 (17%) 2.9B (100%)
Information Technology 6 (3%) 2.8B (8%) 1 (17%) -
Electronics 3 (1%) 2.1B (6%) - -
Media 3 (1%) 23M (< 1%) - -
Communications 2 (1%) - - -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (1%) - - -
Marketing 2 (1%) - - -
Machinery 1 (< 1%) - 1 (17%) -
Publishing 1 (< 1%) 151M (< 1%) 1 (17%) -
Aerospace 1 (< 1%) - - -
Business Services 1 (< 1%) - - -
Consumer Products 1 (< 1%) - - -
Consumer Services 1 (< 1%) - - -
Digital Media 1 (< 1%) - - -
Semiconductors 1 (< 1%) 85M (< 1%) - -
Total 215 $33.1B 6 $2.9B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 169 32.1B 6 2.9B
  California 112 14.6B 3 -
  New York 13 3.9B 1 -
  Washington 8 188M - -
  Massachusetts 7 700M 1 -
  Texas 3 - - -
  Illinois 2 12.6B 1 2.9B
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  Colorado 2 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  New Mexico 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 - - -
  Florida 1 125M - -
Canada 10 60M - -
  Ontario 9 60M - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
United Kingdom 8 712M - -
France 3 23M - -
Germany 3 - - -
Israel 3 40M - -
Sweden 3 - - -
Finland 2 12M - -
India 2 - - -
Ireland 2 163M - -
Japan 2 - - -
Switzerland 2 - - -
Belarus 1 - - -
Brazil 1 - - -
Portugal 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
South Korea 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Domestic 169 (79%) 32.1B (97%) 6 (100%) 2.9B (100%)
Cross-border 46 (21%) 1.0B (3%) - -
Total 215 $33.1B 6 $2.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Lazard Ltd.
3
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
3
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
2
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 7 $26.3B
$100M to $1B 16 $5.7B
< $100M 29 $1.2B
TOTAL $33.1B
Largest Motorola Mobility LLC
$12.5B (2011-08-15)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.9B
TOTAL $2.9B
Largest Motorola Mobility LLC
$2.9B (2014-01-29)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
71%
12 71%
Strategic(s)
29%
5 29%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
5 100%

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