AOL Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And Services Company

AOL has acquired 63 companies of its own, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 10 assets.

AOL’s largest acquisition to date was in 2000, when it acquired Time Warner for $182.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2010, when it sold ICQ to Mail.ru Group for $188M. AOL has acquired in 13 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (59%) and software (18%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity73
    • M&A Buy Activity63
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13

AOL, Inc.

770 Broadway,
New York, New York 10003
United States,
(212) 652-6400
www.aol.com

AOL is a media technology company that produces, distributes, and monetizes by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms. The Company was formed in 1985 and is based in New York City.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 61 2 - - - - 63
vol $193.8B $193.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $188M $188M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
RYOT Corp. 2016-04-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Venice, California · www.ryot.org
AlephD SAS 2016-01-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.alephd.com
Millennial Media, Inc. 2015-11-23 238M USD Add-on Acquisition
Baltimore, Maryland · www.millennialmedia.com
CrunchBase 2015-09-23 - Spin Off
San Francisco, California · www.crunchbase.com
Sociocast Networks, LLC (dba Velos) 2015-03-02 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States · www.velos.io
Vidible, Inc. 2014-12-01 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
Montclair, New Jersey · www.vidible.tv
Lucid Commerce, Inc., d/b/a PrecisionDemand, 2014-05-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.precisiondemand.com
PrecisionDemand 2014-05-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.precisiondemand.com
Convertro, Inc. 2014-05-06 101M USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.convertro.com
Gravity 2014-01-23 90M USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.gravity.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Millennial Media, Inc.    - Nexage, Inc. 2014-09-23 5
Baltimore, Maryland · www.millennialmedia.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.nexage.com
Adap.tv, Inc. 2013-09-06 Lucid Commerce, Inc., d/b/a PrecisionDemand, 2014-05-23 1
San Mateo, California · www.adap.tv Seattle, Washington · www.precisiondemand.com
Millennial Media, Inc.    - Jumptap, Inc. 2013-08-19 4
Baltimore, Maryland · www.millennialmedia.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.jumptap.com
Millennial Media, Inc.    - Metaresolver, Inc. 2013-02-20 3
Baltimore, Maryland · www.millennialmedia.com San Francisco, California
Millennial Media, Inc.    - Condaptive, Inc. 2011-05-25 2
Baltimore, Maryland · www.millennialmedia.com Arlington, Virginia · www.condaptive.com
Millennial Media, Inc.    - TapMetrics, Inc. 2010-02-23 1
Baltimore, Maryland · www.millennialmedia.com Chico, California · www.tapmetrics.com
Netscape Communications Corp.    - Portola Communications, Inc. 1997-06-17 1
Mountain View, California · isp.netscape.com Palo Alto, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 37 (59%) 6.1B (3%) 4 (40%) 188M (100%)
Software 11 (17%) 400M (< 1%) 2 (20%) -
Media 5 (8%) 182.0B (94%) 2 (20%) -
Marketing 4 (6%) 5.0B (3%) - -
Information Technology 3 (5%) - 1 (10%) -
Digital Media 3 (5%) 355M (< 1%) - -
Information Services - - 1 (10%) -
Total 63 $193.8B 10 $188M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 57 193.6B 10 188M
  California 24 5.7B 4 -
  New York 9 183.5B 2 -
  Washington 4 - - -
  Virginia 2 287M 1 188M
  Maryland 2 673M - -
  Colorado 2 1.1B - -
  Vermont 1 400M 1 -
  Illinois 1 - 1 -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 50M - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
Israel 2 65M - -
Canada 1 28M - -
France 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 97M - -
Domestic 57 (90%) 193.6B (100%) 10 (100%) 188M (100%)
Cross-border 6 (10%) 190M (< 1%) - -
Total 63 $193.8B 10 $188M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $188.9B
$100M to $1B 12 $4.5B
< $100M 7 $377M
TOTAL $193.8B
Largest Time Warner, Inc.
$182.0B (2000-01-10)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $188M
TOTAL $188M
Largest ICQ LLC
$188M (2010-04-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
40%
2 40%
Strategic(s)
60%
3 60%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
29%
2 29%
Strategic(s)
71%
5 71%

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