AOL Acquisitions and Exits, 73 Deals Between 1994 and 2016
internet software and services Company

AOL has acquired 63 companies of its own, including 5 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 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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AOL, Inc.

770 Broadway,
New York, New York 10003
United States,
(212) 652-6400

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 ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 59 2 2 - - - 63
vol $193.6B $238M $193.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 9 1 - - - - 10
vol $188M $188M

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Largest Time Warner, Inc.
$182.0B (2000-01-10)
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Largest ICQ LLC
$188M (2010-04-28)

Internet Software And Services M&A - Last 3 Years

AOL was acquired by Verizon Communications on May 12, 2015.

When analyzing the internet software and services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 974 internet software and services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 35 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 8 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic internet software and services acquirer over the past 3 years is Alphabet, with 12 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the internet software and services sector over the past 3 years is Warburg Pincus LLC with 10 platform acquisitions.

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