Apple Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Technology Hardware Company

Apple has acquired 105 companies, including 33 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 14 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (36%) and internet software and services (31%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity107
    • M&A Buy Activity105
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 14
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Apple

Apple, Inc.

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

Apple 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 founded in 1977 and is based in Cupertino, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (5.6/yr) # 77 12 4 2 10 - 105
vol $5.8B $630M $1.0B $450M $7.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $479M $479M
  107

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vilynx, Inc. 2020-10-27 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
Barcelona, Spain · www.vilynx.com
Subverse Corp. 2020-09-24 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.scout.fm
Spaces, Inc. 2020-08-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Burbank, California · www.spaces.com
Mobeewave, Inc. 2020-07-31 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.mobeewave.com
Fleetsmith 2020-06-24 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.fleetsmith.com
Inductiv Inc. 2020-05-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Waterloo, Ontario
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
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 37 (35%) 310M (4%) - -
Internet Software and Services 32 (30%) 1.4B (18%) - -
Technology Hardware 14 (13%) 1.2B (15%) - -
Information Technology 6 (6%) 617M (8%) - -
Semiconductors 6 (6%) 1.2B (15%) - -
Digital Media 4 (4%) 100M (1%) - -
Electronics 2 (2%) 3.0B (38%) - -
Communications 1 (1%) - 1 (50%) 479M (100%)
Education 1 (1%) 62M (1%) 1 (50%) -
Information Services 1 (1%) - - -
Media 1 (1%) - - -
Total 105 $7.9B 2 $479M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 69 6.5B 2 479M
  California 46 5.4B 1 -
  New York 3 - - -
  Massachusetts 2 275M - -
  Washington 2 400M - -
  Maryland 1 - 1 479M
  Idaho 1 10M - -
  Florida 1 356M - -
  Delaware 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 121M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
United Kingdom 9 405M - -
Canada 7 130M - -
  Quebec 3 130M - -
  Ontario 2 - - -
  British Columbia 2 - - -
Israel 5 470M - -
Germany 4 30M - -
Sweden 3 296M - -
Finland 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 - - -
Spain 1 50M - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 69 (66%) 6.5B (83%) 2 (100%) 479M (100%)
Cross-border 36 (34%) 1.4B (17%) - -
Total 105 $7.9B 2 $479M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.0B
$100M to $1B 11 $3.2B
< $100M 21 $743M
TOTAL $7.9B
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
Investor(s)
6%
6 (6%)
Strategic(s)
1%
1 (1%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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