Blackhawk Network Holdings Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Information Technology Company

Blackhawk Network Holdings has acquired 13 companies of its own, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Blackhawk Network Holdings’ largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Parago for $290M. Blackhawk Network Holdings has acquired in 5 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (50%) and business services (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 2

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.

6220 Stoneridge Mall Road,
Pleasanton, California 94588
United States,
(925) 226-9990
www.blackhawknetwork.com

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 6 5 1 - - - 12
vol $400M $139M $175M $714M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CashStar, Inc. 2017-08-30 175M USD Add-on Acquisition
Portland, Maine · www.cashstar.com
Grass Roots Group Holdings Ltd. 2016-08-31 139M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · www.grassrootsgroup.com
extrameasures LLC 2016-03-18 - Add-on Acquisition
San Diego, California · www.extrameasures.com
NimbleCommerce, Inc. 2016-02-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.nimblecommerce.com
Omni Prepaid LLC (GiftCards.com) 2016-01-06 - Divestiture
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.giftcards.com
OmniCard LLC 2016-01-06 - Divestiture
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · www.omnicard.com
Achievers Corp. 2015-06-30 110M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.achievers.com
Parago, Inc. 2014-09-25 290M USD Add-on Acquisition
Lewisville, Texas · www.parago.com
CardLab, Inc. 2014-09-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.giftcardlab.com
Retailo GmbH 2013-12-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Cologne, Germany · www.retailo.de
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 6 (50%) 285M (40%) - -
Business Services 3 (25%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (8%) - - -
Marketing 1 (8%) 290M (41%) - -
Media 1 (8%) 139M (19%) - -
Total 12 $714M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 575M - -
  California 4 110M - -
  Texas 2 290M - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  Montana 1 - - -
  Maine 1 175M - -
Germany 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 139M - -
Domestic 10 (83%) 575M (81%) - -
Cross-border 2 (17%) 139M (19%) - -
Total 12 $714M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
1
Legal Deals
Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $714M
TOTAL $714M
Largest Parago, Inc.
$290M (2014-09-25)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
60%
3 60%
Strategic(s)
40%
2 40%

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