Bertelsmann - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Bertelsmann M&A Summary

Bertelsmann has acquired 13 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2003, when it sold Springer Science + Business Media KG to Candover Investments for $1.2B. Bertelsmann has acquired in 3 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (25%) and education (25%).

Bertelsmann Business Overview

Where is Bertelsmann headquartered?

Bertelsmann is headquartered in Gutersloh, Germany.

What is Bertelsmann’s revenue?

Bertelsmann disclosed revenue of 17,141M EUR for 2015 and 16,675M EUR for 2014.

How many employees does Bertelsmann have?

Bertelsmann has 132,842 employees.

What sector is Bertelsmann in?

Bertelsmann is a media company.

When was Bertelsmann founded?

Bertelsmann was founded in 1835.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

Bertelsmann

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Carl-Bertelsmann-Strasse 270,
Gutersloh, 33311
Germany,
+49 5241 80 0
www.bertelsmann.com

Bertelsmann is a German multinational mass media corporation. Bertelsmann was founded in 1835 and is based in Gutersloh, Germany.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 8 - 2 2 - - 12
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $1.3B $1.3B
  18

Most Recent M&A

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Bigfoot Retail Solution Pvt. Ltd. 2021-07-13 - Venture
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OnCourse Learning Corp. 2019-04-15 121M USD Divestiture
Brookfield, Wisconsin · www.oncourselearning.com
OnCourse Learning Corp. 2018-09-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Brookfield, Wisconsin · www.oncourselearning.com
Penguin Random House LLC 2017-07-11 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.penguinrandomhouse.com
Eruditus Executive Education 2017-03-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Mumbai, India · www.eruditus.com
Relias Learning LLC 2014-10-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Boca Raton, Florida · www.reliaslearning.com
Arti Grafiche Johnson S.p.A. 2014-10-01 - Divestiture
Seriate, Italy · www.artigrafichejohnson.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Gruner + Jahr GmbH    - Prisma Media SNC 2020-12-14 1
Hamburg, Germany · www.guj.de Gennevilliers, France · www.prismamedia.com
Arvato infoscore GmbH    - Arvato infoscore GmbH -Financial Solutions Risk Management Division 2020-05-20 1
Baden-Baden, Germany · www.finance.arvato.com Baden-Baden, Germany
Random House, Inc.    - Smashing Ideas, Inc. 2018-06-18 1
New York, New York · www.randomhouse.com Seattle, Washington · www.smashingideas.com
Relias Learning LLC 2014-10-21 Care Management Technologies, Inc. 2017-04-13 9
Boca Raton, Florida · www.reliaslearning.com Morrisville, North Carolina · www.cmthealthcare.com
Relias Learning LLC 2014-10-21 Advanced Practice Strategies, Inc. 2017-04-05 8
Boca Raton, Florida · www.reliaslearning.com Boston, Massachusetts · www.aps-web.com
Relias Learning LLC 2014-10-21 AHC Media LLC 2016-10-11 7
Boca Raton, Florida · www.reliaslearning.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.ahcmedia.com
BMG Rights Management GmbH 2013-04-02 Verse Music Group LLC 2015-06-29 9
Berlin, Germany · www.bmg.com Albany, New York · www.versemusicgroup.com
arvato AG    - Gothia Financial Group AS 2013-04-25 5
Guetersloh, Germany · www.arvato.com Oslo, Norway · www.gothiagroup.com
arvato AG    - Credit Solutions Holdings Ltd. (Power2Contact) 2010-11-22 4
Guetersloh, Germany · www.arvato.com Surrey, United Kingdom · www.creditsolutions.co.uk
arvato AG    - Qualytel Teleservices, S.A. 2008-09-10 3
Guetersloh, Germany · www.arvato.com Madrid, Spain · www.customerservices.arvato-si.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Education 3 (25%) - 1 (17%) 121M (9%)
Business Services - - 4 (67%) -
Media 3 (25%) - - -
Publishing 2 (17%) - 1 (17%) 1.2B (91%)
Information Technology 1 (8%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - - -
Retail 1 (8%) - - -
Transportation 1 (8%) - - -
Total 12 - 6 $1.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Germany 4 - 2 1.2B
United States 5 - 1 121M
  New York 3 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - 1 121M
  Florida 1 - - -
Italy - - 3 -
India 2 - - -
Brazil 1 - - -
Domestic 4 (33%) - 2 (33%) 1.2B (91%)
Cross-border 8 (67%) - 4 (67%) 121M (9%)
Total 12 - 6 $1.3B

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 1 $121M
TOTAL $1.3B
Largest Springer Science + Business Media GmbH & Co. KG
$1.2B (2003-09-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
4 (33%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
83%
5 (83%)
Strategic(s)
17%
1 (17%)

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