Amazon Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

E-commerce Company

Amazon has acquired 68 companies, including 25 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Amazon’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Whole Foods Market for $13.7B. Amazon has acquired in 17 different US states, and 13 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (27%) and software (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity67
    • M&A Buy Activity67
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 13
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Amazon.com, Inc. (Amazon)

410 Terry Avenue North,
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States,
(206) 266-1000
www.amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. is an e-comerce retailer and provider of web services. Amazon enables millions of products to be sold through its website and by third parties across a variety of product categories. Customers access Amazon directly and through mobile websites and apps. Amazon also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, and Echo. Amazon also offers Amazon Prime, an annual membership program that includes free shipping and access to streaming of movies and TV episodes. Amazon was formed in 1994 and is based in Seattle, Washington.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (3.8/yr) # 48 3 6 4 4 2 67
vol $4.6B $14.4B $1.0B $1.2B $21.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  67

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Zoox, Inc. 2020-06-26 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Foster City, California · www.zoox.com
Roofoods Ltd. 2020-04-17 - Stake Purchase
London, United Kingdom · www.deliveroo.co.uk
Health Navigator LLC 2019-10-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.healthnavigator.com
INLT, Inc. 2019-09-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.inlt.com
CANVAS Technology 2019-04-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Boulder, Colorado · www.canvas.technology
eero, Inc. 2019-02-11 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.eero.com
Tapzo 2018-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Bengaluru, India · www.tapzo.com
PillPack, Inc. 2018-06-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Manchester, New Hampshire · www.pillpack.com
Ring, Inc. 2018-02-27 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.ring.com
Sqrrl Data, Inc. 2018-01-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.sqrrl.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Twitch Interactive, Inc. 2014-08-25 ClipMine, Inc. 2017-08-18 3
San Francisco, California · www.twitch.tv Santa Clara, California · www.clip.mn
Amazon Web Services, Inc.    - Do.com 2017-03-08 4
Seattle, Washington · www.aws.amazon.com San Francisco, California · www.do.com
Twitch Interactive, Inc. 2014-08-25 Curse, Inc. 2016-08-16 2
San Francisco, California · www.twitch.tv Huntsville, Alabama · www.curseinc.com
Amazon Web Services, Inc.    - Cloud9 iDE, I 2016-07-14 3
Seattle, Washington · www.aws.amazon.com San Francisco, California · www.c9.io
Amazon Web Services, Inc.    - NICE 2016-02-12 2
Seattle, Washington · www.aws.amazon.com Asti, Italy · www.nice-software.com
Amazon Web Services, Inc.    - Elemental Technologies, Inc. 2015-09-03 1
Seattle, Washington · www.aws.amazon.com Portland, Oregon · www.elementaltechnologies.com
Twitch Interactive, Inc. 2014-08-25 GoodGame Agency 2014-12-09 1
San Francisco, California · www.twitch.tv San Francisco, California · www.goodgame.gg
IMDb.com, Inc. 1998-04-27 Box Office Mojo LLC 2008-12-18 2
Seattle, Washington · www.imdb.com Burbank, California · www.boxofficemojo.com
IMDb.com, Inc. 1998-04-27 Withoutabox 2008-01-18 1
Seattle, Washington · www.imdb.com Studio City, California · www.withoutabox.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 18 (27%) 252M (1%) - -
Software 11 (16%) 775M (4%) - -
E-Commerce 10 (15%) 2.3B (11%) - -
Retail 7 (10%) 13.7B (65%) - -
Digital Media 6 (9%) 1.3B (6%) - -
Information Technology 5 (7%) - - -
Technology Hardware 4 (6%) 2.2B (10%) - -
Electronics 2 (3%) - - -
Media 2 (3%) 225M (1%) - -
Information Services 1 (1%) 55M (< 1%) - -
Semiconductors 1 (1%) 350M (2%) - -
Total 67 $21.1B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 49 19.7B - -
  California 16 3.4B - -
  Washington 6 55M - -
  New York 5 - - -
  Massachusetts 4 775M - -
  Texas 2 13.8B - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  New Jersey 2 845M - -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Colorado 2 - - -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 807M - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
United Kingdom 6 225M - -
India 2 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
China 1 75M - -
France 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Israel 1 350M - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Poland 1 - - -
Spain 1 97M - -
United Arab Emirates 1 650M - -
Domestic 49 (73%) 19.7B (93%) - -
Cross-border 18 (27%) 1.4B (7%) - -
Total 67 $21.1B - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $15.9B
$100M to $1B 11 $5.0B
< $100M 4 $233M
TOTAL $21.1B
Largest Whole Foods Market, Inc.
$13.7B (2017-06-16)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
63%
5 63%
Strategic(s)
38%
3 38%

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