American Express Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial ServicesCompany

American Express has acquired 18 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

American Express’ largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Loyalty Partner for $685M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Concur Technologies to SAP SE for $8.3B. American Express has acquired in 6 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (38%) and financial services (32%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 2

American Express

American Express Co.

200 Vesey Street,
New York, New York 10285
United States,
(212) 640-2000
www.americanexpress.com

American Express is a global financial services company offering payment and credit services to consumers and businesses. The Company's principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. American Express was formed in 1850 and is based in New York City.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 11 2 2 1 - - 16
vol $1.8B $13M $1.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $9.3B $9.3B
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kabbage, Inc. 2020-08-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.kabbage.com
ACOM Solutions, Inc. - Acompay 2019-07-31 - Divestiture
Long Beach, California
Resy Network, Inc. 2019-05-15 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.resy.com
Cake Technologies Ltd. 2018-03-26 13M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom
Mez Mobile, Inc. 2018-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Sunnyvale, California · www.mezi.com
InAuth, Inc. 2016-12-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Venice, California · www.inauth.com
Concur Technologies, Inc. 2014-09-18 8.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Bellevue, Washington · www.concur.com
Ezetap Mobile Solutions Pvt. Ltd. 2014-03-20 - Stake Purchase
Bangalore, India · www.ezetap.com
Sometrics, Inc. 2011-09-20 30M USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.sometrics.com
Loyalty Partner GmbH 2011-03-01 685M USD Add-on Acquisition
Munich, Germany · www.loyaltypartner.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
GBT III B.V. (American Express Global Business Travel)    - Egencia LLC 2021-05-04 4
Stockholm, Sweden · www.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com Seattle, Washington · www.egencia.com
GBT III B.V. (American Express Global Business Travel)    - SMT Travel Agency 2016-05-23 3
Stockholm, Sweden · www.amexglobalbusinesstravel.com Vantaa, Finland · www.smt.fi

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Financial Services 5 (31%) 1.1B (61%) 3 (50%) 823M (9%)
Software 6 (38%) 30M (2%) 1 (17%) 8.3B (89%)
Business Services 1 (6%) 685M (37%) 2 (33%) 220M (2%)
Information Technology 2 (13%) 13M (1%) - -
Internet Software and Services 2 (13%) - - -
Total 16 $1.9B 6 $9.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 12 630M 4 8.5B
  California 4 30M - -
  Georgia 3 - 1 -
  Florida 2 600M - -
  Washington 1 - 1 8.3B
  Minnesota - - 2 220M
  New York 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
India 1 - 2 823M
United Kingdom 2 537M - -
Germany 1 685M - -
Domestic 12 (75%) 630M (34%) 4 (67%) 8.5B (91%)
Cross-border 4 (25%) 1.2B (66%) 2 (33%) 823M (9%)
Total 16 $1.9B 6 $9.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.8B
< $100M 2 $43M
TOTAL $1.9B
Largest Loyalty Partner GmbH
$685M (2011-03-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $8.3B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.0B
TOTAL $9.3B
Largest Concur Technologies, Inc.
$8.3B (2014-09-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
67%
4 (67%)

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