Axel Springer AG Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Publishing Company

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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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Axel Springer AG

Axel-Springer-StraBe 65,
Berlin, 10888
Germany,
49 30 2591 0
www.axelspringer.com

Axel Springer is a German publisher of newspapers and magazines. Axel Springer was founded in 1946 and is based in Berlin, Germany.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 7 1 - - - - 8
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $1.0B $1.0B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
eMarketer, Inc. 2016-06-10 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.emarketer.com
Axel Springer Digital Classifieds GmbH 2015-12-09 - Stake Sale
, Germany
Thrillist Media Group, Inc. 2015-09-30 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.thrillist.com
Business Insider Inc. 2015-09-29 343M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.businessinsider.com
Axel Springer Russia 2015-09-17 - Divestiture
, Russia
Axel Springer - European Newspaper, TV Guide, Women's Magazines 2013-07-25 1.0B EUR Divestiture
Berlin, Germany
Axel Springer Digital Classifieds GmbH 2012-03-06 - Joint Venture
, Germany
Seloger.Com SA 2011-01-18 713M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Paris, United States · www.seloger.com
StepStone GmbH 2009-09-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Berlin, Germany · www.stepstone.com
Digital Window Ltd. 2009-08-04 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.digitalwindow.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
StepStone GmbH 2009-09-02 Appcast 2019-07-01 5
Berlin, Germany · www.stepstone.com Lebanon, New Hampshire · www.appcast.io
Seloger.Com SA 2011-01-18 PRAXIS SARL 2015-07-15 1
Paris, United States · www.seloger.com , France · www.amivac.com
StepStone GmbH 2009-09-02 Jobsite UK (Worldwide) Ltd. 2014-05-22 4
Berlin, Germany · www.stepstone.com Havant, United Kingdom · www.jobsite.co.uk
Zanox AG 2007-05-22 Metrigo GmbH 2013-11-21 1
Berlin, Germany · www.zanox.com Hamburg, Germany · www.metrigo.com
StepStone GmbH 2009-09-02 Saongroup Ltd. 2013-11-06 3
Berlin, Germany · www.stepstone.com Dublin, Ireland · www.saongroup.com
StepStone GmbH 2009-09-02 YOURCAREERGROUP International GmbH & Co. KG 2013-10-08 2
Berlin, Germany · www.stepstone.com Baar, Switzerland · www.yourcareergroup.com
StepStone GmbH 2009-09-02 Totaljobs Group Ltd. 2012-04-04 1
Berlin, Germany · www.stepstone.com London, United Kingdom · www.totaljobsgroup.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Marketing 3 (38%) 242M (19%) - -
Digital Media 2 (25%) 343M (26%) 1 (33%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (25%) 713M (55%) - -
Publishing - - 2 (67%) 1.0B (100%)
Media 1 (13%) - - -
Total 8 $1.3B 3 $1.0B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Germany 3 242M 2 1.0B
United States 4 1.1B - -
  New York 3 343M - -
Russia - - 1 -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (38%) 242M (19%) 2 (67%) 1.0B (100%)
Cross-border 5 (63%) 1.1B (81%) 1 (33%) -
Total 8 $1.3B 3 $1.0B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Seloger.Com SA
$713M (2011-01-18)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
TOTAL $1.0B
Largest Axel Springer - European Newspaper, TV Guide, Women's Magazines
$1.0B (2013-07-25)

M&A Connections

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

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