Amazon.com, Inc.

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.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 35 4 3 6 3 5 56
vol $3.0B $150M $970M $350M $14.4B $18.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Largest Whole Foods Market, Inc.
$13.7B (2017-06-16)
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According to our data here at Mergr, Amazon.com has acquired 57 companies, including 21 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Amazon.com’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Whole Foods Market for $13.7B. Amazon.com has acquired in 16 different US states, and 13 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (29%) and software (18%).

When analyzing the e-commerce sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 74 e-commerce companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 5 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic e-commerce acquirer over the past 3 years is Vente-privee.Com SAS, with 4 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the e-commerce sector over the past 3 years is eEquity with 3 platform acquisitions.

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