Automattic - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Automattic M&A Summary

Automattic has acquired 25 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years.

Automattic’s largest acquisition to date was in 2024, when it acquired Beeper for $125M. Automattic has acquired in 7 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (88%) and information technology (8%).

Automattic Business Overview

Where is Automattic headquartered?

Automattic is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

What sector is Automattic in?

Automattic is an internet software and services company.

When was Automattic founded?

Automattic was founded in 2005.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity25
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Automattic

Automattic, Inc.

60 29th Street Suite 343,
San Francisco, California 94110
United States,
(877) 273-8550
www.automattic.com

Automattic is a provider of website building and blogging tools as well as a hosting provider for small and medium sized businesses. Automattic was formed in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 20 - 3 - 1 1 25
vol $40M $50M $125M $215M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Beeper 2024-04-09 125M USD Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.beeper.com
Texts 2023-10-24 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.texts.com
Pocket Casts 2021-07-16 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.pocketcasts.com
Bloom Built, Inc. 2021-06-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Lehi, Utah · www.dayoneapp.com
Parsely, Inc. 2021-02-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Beaverton, Oregon · www.parsely.com
Zero BS CRM (ZBS CRM) 2019-08-16 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States · www.zerobscrm.com
Tumblr, Inc. 2019-08-12 10M USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.tumblr.com
Prospress, Inc. 2019-05-23 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.prospress.com
Atavist, Inc. 2018-06-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Brooklyn, New York · www.atavist.com
Bubblestorm Management (Proprietary) Ltd. (dba WooThemes) 2015-05-20 30M USD Add-on Acquisition
Belville, South Africa · www.woothemes.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 22 (88%) 215M (100%) - -
Information Technology 2 (8%) - - -
Digital Media 1 (4%) - - -
Total 25 $215M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 22 185M - -
  California 7 175M - -
  New York 4 10M - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Maine 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
South Africa 1 30M - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 22 (88%) 185M (86%) - -
Cross-border 3 (12%) 30M (14%) - -
Total 25 $215M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $125M
< $100M 3 $90M
TOTAL $215M
Largest Beeper
$125M (2024-04-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
8%
2 (8%)

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