Apple - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Apple M&A Summary

Apple has acquired 111 companies, including 18 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 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (36%) and internet software and services (31%).

Apple Business Overview

Where is Apple headquartered?

Apple is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

What is Apple’s revenue?

Apple disclosed revenue of 394,328M USD for 2022 and 365,817M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Apple have?

Apple has 164,000 employees.

What sector is Apple in?

Apple is a technology hardware company.

When was Apple founded?

Apple was founded in 1977.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity113
    • M&A Buy Activity111
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9

Apple

Apple, Inc.

One Apple Park Way,
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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (3.2/yr) # 95 10 1 2 2 1 111
vol $7.4B $450M $150M $8.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $479M $479M
  113

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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 39 (35%) 310M (4%) - -
Internet Software and Services 34 (31%) 1.4B (18%) - -
Technology Hardware 15 (14%) 1.2B (15%) - -
Information Technology 6 (5%) 617M (8%) - -
Semiconductors 6 (5%) 1.2B (15%) - -
Digital Media 4 (4%) 100M (1%) - -
Electronics 2 (2%) 3.0B (37%) - -
Communications 1 (1%) - 1 (50%) 479M (100%)
Education 1 (1%) 62M (1%) 1 (50%) -
Business Services 1 (1%) 150M (2%) - -
Information Services 1 (1%) - - -
Media 1 (1%) - - -
Total 111 $8.0B 2 $479M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 71 6.5B 2 479M
  California 48 5.4B 1 -
  New York 3 - - -
  Massachusetts 2 275M - -
  Washington 2 400M - -
  Maryland 1 - 1 479M
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Texas 1 121M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Idaho 1 10M - -
  Florida 1 356M - -
  Delaware 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
United Kingdom 11 555M - -
Canada 8 130M - -
  Quebec 3 130M - -
  Ontario 3 - - -
  British Columbia 2 - - -
Israel 5 470M - -
Germany 4 30M - -
Sweden 3 296M - -
Finland 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 - - -
Spain 1 50M - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 71 (64%) 6.5B (81%) 2 (100%) 479M (100%)
Cross-border 40 (36%) 1.5B (19%) - -
Total 111 $8.0B 2 $479M

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.0B
$100M to $1B 12 $3.3B
< $100M 21 $743M
TOTAL $8.0B
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)
5%
6 (5%)
Strategic(s)
1%
1 (1%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 (100%)

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