Amazon - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Amazon M&A Summary

Amazon has acquired 77 companies, including 15 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

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 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (28%) and software (15%).

Amazon Business Overview

Where is Amazon headquartered?

Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

What is Amazon’s revenue?

Amazon disclosed revenue of 513,983M USD for 2022 and 469,822M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Amazon have?

Amazon has 1,541,000 employees.

What sector is Amazon in?

Amazon is an e-commerce company.

When was Amazon founded?

Amazon was founded in 1994.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity78
    • M&A Buy Activity76
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Amazon

Amazon.com, Inc.

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

Amazon is an e-commerce 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 founded in 1994 and is based in Seattle, Washington.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 66 3 4 3 - - 76
vol $19.9B $1.2B $8.5B $3.9B $33.5B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - 1 1 - - 2
  78

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fabric.com, Inc. 2022-10-20 - Shut Down
Marietta, Georgia · www.fabric.com
Cloostermans 2022-09-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Hamme, Belgium · www.cloostermans.com
1Life Healthcare, Inc. 2022-07-21 3.9B USD Merger
San Francisco, California · www.onemedical.com
Sociofy Enterprise Pvt. Ltd. 2022-04-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Bangalore, India · www.glowroad.com
ART19, Inc. 2021-06-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Oakland, California · www.art19.com
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
Deliveroo plc 2021-03-30 - IPO
London, United Kingdom · www.corporate.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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 21 (28%) 267M (1%) 1 (50%) -
Software 11 (14%) 775M (2%) - -
E-Commerce 10 (13%) 2.3B (7%) 1 (50%) -
Digital Media 7 (9%) 1.3B (4%) - -
Information Technology 6 (8%) - - -
Retail 6 (8%) 13.7B (41%) - -
Technology Hardware 4 (5%) 2.2B (7%) - -
Media 3 (4%) 8.7B (26%) - -
Electronics 2 (3%) - - -
Business Services 1 (1%) - - -
Healthcare Services 1 (1%) 3.9B (12%) - -
Information Services 1 (1%) 55M (< 1%) - -
Marketing 1 (1%) - - -
Publishing 1 (1%) - - -
Semiconductors 1 (1%) 350M (1%) - -
Total 76 $33.5B 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 54 32.1B 1 -
  California 20 15.8B - -
  Washington 6 55M - -
  New York 5 - - -
  Massachusetts 4 775M - -
  Texas 3 13.8B - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  New Jersey 2 845M - -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Colorado 2 - - -
  Georgia 1 - 1 -
  South Carolina 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 807M - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
United Kingdom 6 225M 1 -
India 4 15M - -
Australia 1 - - -
Belgium 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 54 (71%) 32.1B (96%) 1 (50%) -
Cross-border 22 (29%) 1.4B (4%) 1 (50%) -
Total 76 $33.5B 2 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $28.3B
$100M to $1B 11 $5.0B
< $100M 5 $247M
TOTAL $33.5B
Largest Whole Foods Market, Inc.
$13.7B (2017-06-16)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
5%
4 (5%)
Strategic(s)
4%
3 (4%)

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