Amazon Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

E-commerce Company

Amazon has acquired 73 companies, including 24 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

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 14 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (28%) and software (16%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity73
    • M&A Buy Activity72
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 14
  • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 51 6 4 5 3 3 72
vol $4.6B $14.4B $1.0B $1.2B $8.5B $29.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
  73

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. 2021-05-26 8.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Beverly Hills, California · www.mgm.com
Perpule 2021-03-30 15M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bengaluru, India · www.perpule.com
Roofoods Ltd. 2021-03-30 - IPO
London, United Kingdom · www.deliveroo.co.uk
Selz.com Pty Ltd 2021-02-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.selz.com
Wondery, Inc. 2020-12-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.wondery.com
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
Sizmek, Inc. 2019-12-09 - Special Situations/Distressed
Austin, Texas · www.sizmek.com
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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 20 (28%) 267M (1%) 1 (100%) -
Software 11 (15%) 775M (3%) - -
E-Commerce 10 (14%) 2.3B (8%) - -
Digital Media 7 (10%) 1.3B (4%) - -
Retail 7 (10%) 13.7B (46%) - -
Information Technology 6 (8%) - - -
Technology Hardware 4 (6%) 2.2B (7%) - -
Media 3 (4%) 8.7B (29%) - -
Electronics 2 (3%) - - -
Information Services 1 (1%) 55M (< 1%) - -
Semiconductors 1 (1%) 350M (1%) - -
Total 72 $29.6B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 52 28.2B - -
  California 18 11.9B - -
  Washington 6 55M - -
  New York 5 - - -
  Massachusetts 4 775M - -
  Texas 3 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 1 -
India 3 15M - -
Australia 1 - - -
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 52 (72%) 28.2B (95%) - -
Cross-border 20 (28%) 1.4B (5%) 1 (100%) -
Total 72 $29.6B 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $24.4B
$100M to $1B 11 $5.0B
< $100M 5 $247M
TOTAL $29.6B
Largest Whole Foods Market, Inc.
$13.7B (2017-06-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
4 (6%)
Strategic(s)
4%
3 (4%)

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