Axel Springer Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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Axel Springer has acquired 9 companies of its own, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Axel Springer’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 has acquired in 3 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include digital media (34%) and marketing (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Axel Springer

Axel Springer SE

Axel-Springer-Straße 65,
Berlin, 10888
Germany,
+49 30 25910
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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 8 - - - - 1 9
vol $1.3B $1.3B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - 1 - 4
vol $1.0B $1.0B
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Politico LLC 2021-08-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Arlington, Virginia · www.politico.com
Groupe La Centrale 2020-12-16 - Divestiture
Pari, France · www.groupelacentrale.fr
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
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
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
StepStone GmbH 2009-09-02 Totaljobs Group Ltd. 2012-04-04 5
Berlin, Germany · www.stepstone.com London, United Kingdom · www.totaljobsgroup.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Digital Media 3 (33%) 343M (26%) 1 (25%) -
Marketing 3 (33%) 242M (19%) 1 (25%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (22%) 713M (55%) - -
Publishing - - 2 (50%) 1.0B (100%)
Media 1 (11%) - - -
Total 9 $1.3B 4 $1.0B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Germany 3 242M 2 1.0B
United States 5 1.1B - -
  New York 3 343M - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
France - - 1 -
Russia - - 1 -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (33%) 242M (19%) 2 (50%) 1.0B (100%)
Cross-border 6 (67%) 1.1B (81%) 2 (50%) -
Total 9 $1.3B 4 $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
Investor(s)
11%
1 (11%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
50%
2 (50%)

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