Axel Springer AG Acquisitions and Exits, 11 Deals Between 2007 and 2016
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Axel Springer AG has acquired 8 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Axel Springer AG’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Seloger.Com SA for $713M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Axel Springer - European Newspaper TV Guide Women s Magazines to FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE for $1.0B. Axel Springer AG has acquired in 2 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include marketing (38%) and digital media (25%).

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Axel Springer AG

Axel-Springer-StraBe 65,
Berlin, 10888

Axel Springer is a German publisher of newspapers and magazines. The Company was established in 1946 and is based in Berlin.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 5 2 1 - - - 8
vol $955M $343M $1.3B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 2 - - - - 3
vol $1.0B $1.0B

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Largest Seloger.Com SA
$713M (2011-01-18)
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Largest Axel Springer - European Newspaper, TV Guide, Women's Magazines
$1.0B (2013-07-25)

Publishing M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the publishing sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 76 publishing companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 4 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic publishing acquirer over the past 3 years is Boone Newspapers, with 4 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the publishing sector over the past 3 years is West End Holdings LLC with 1 platform acquisition.

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