Apple Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology Hardware Company

Apple has acquired 98 companies, including 31 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Apple’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Beats Electronics for $3.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 1998, when it sold Orion Network Systems to Loral Space & Communications for $479M. Apple has acquired in 13 different US states, and 13 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (35%) and internet software and services (32%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity100
    • M&A Buy Activity98
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 13
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Apple, Inc.

1 Infinite Loop,
Cupertino, California 95014
United States,
(408) 996-1010
www.apple.com

Apple, Inc. is a diversified technology company offering technology hardware, software, and media. Apple sells a line of computers, cell phones, tablets - as well as manages an ecosystem of apps. Apple was formed in 1977 and is based in Cupertino, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (5.2/yr) # 72 5 12 3 2 4 98
vol $5.6B $200M $630M $1.0B $300M $7.7B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $479M $479M
  100

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
NextVR Inc. 2020-04-06 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
Newport Beach, California · www.nextvr.com
Voysis Limited 2020-04-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.voysis.com
The Dark Sky Company LLC 2020-03-31 - Add-on Acquisition
, Massachusetts · www.darksky.net
Xnor.ai Inc. 2020-01-16 200M USD Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.xnor.ai
Intel Corp. - Smartphone Modem Business 2019-07-25 1.0B USD Divestiture
Santa Clara, California
Operatedata Ltd. 2019-02-15 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.datatiger.com
Akonia Holographics LLC 2018-08-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Longmont, Colorado · www.akoniaholographics.com
Next Issue Media LLC 2018-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.nextissue.com
Doe Pics Hit, Inc. 2018-01-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.buddybuild.com
Shazam Entertainment Ltd. 2017-12-11 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.shazam.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
AuthenTec, Inc. 2012-06-11 Embedded Security Solutions - Authentec, Inc. 2012-12-03 1
Melbourne, Florida · www.authentec.com Melbourne, Florida

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 34 (35%) 310M (4%) - -
Internet Software and Services 31 (32%) 1.4B (18%) - -
Technology Hardware 14 (14%) 1.2B (15%) - -
Semiconductors 6 (6%) 1.2B (16%) - -
Digital Media 4 (4%) 100M (1%) - -
Information Technology 4 (4%) 467M (6%) - -
Electronics 2 (2%) 3.0B (39%) - -
Communications 1 (1%) - 1 (50%) 479M (100%)
Education 1 (1%) 62M (1%) 1 (50%) -
Information Services 1 (1%) - - -
Total 98 $7.7B 2 $479M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 65 6.5B 2 479M
  California 43 5.4B 1 -
  New York 3 - - -
  Washington 2 400M - -
  Massachusetts 2 275M - -
  Maryland 1 - 1 479M
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 121M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Idaho 1 10M - -
  Florida 1 356M - -
  Delaware 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
United Kingdom 9 405M - -
Canada 5 30M - -
  Quebec 2 30M - -
  British Columbia 2 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Israel 5 470M - -
Germany 4 30M - -
Sweden 3 296M - -
Finland 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 65 (66%) 6.5B (84%) 2 (100%) 479M (100%)
Cross-border 33 (34%) 1.2B (16%) - -
Total 98 $7.7B 2 $479M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.0B
$100M to $1B 11 $3.2B
< $100M 19 $593M
TOTAL $7.7B
Largest Beats Electronics LLC
$3.0B (2014-05-28)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $479M
TOTAL $479M
Largest Orion Network Systems, Inc.
$479M (1998-03-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
86%
6 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
1 14%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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