Blackhawk Network - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Blackhawk Network M&A Summary

Blackhawk Network has acquired 16 companies of its own, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Blackhawk Network’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Parago for $290M. Blackhawk Network has acquired in 7 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (47%) and business services (27%).

Blackhawk Network Ownership

Who owns Blackhawk Network?

Blackhawk Network is owned by Silver Lake. It was acquired on January 16, 2018.

Is Blackhawk Network PE-backed?

Yes. Blackhawk Network is owned by private equity investor Silver Lake.

Blackhawk Network Business Overview

Where is Blackhawk Network headquartered?

Blackhawk Network is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.

What is Blackhawk Network’s revenue?

Blackhawk Network disclosed revenue of 1,801M USD for 2016 and 1,444M USD for 2015.

How many employees does Blackhawk Network have?

Blackhawk Network has 2,331 employees.

What sector is Blackhawk Network in?

Blackhawk Network is an information technology company.

When was Blackhawk Network founded?

Blackhawk Network was founded in 2001.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 2

Blackhawk Network

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.

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

Blackhawk Network 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 12 2 - - - 1 15
vol $714M $714M
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Tango Card, Inc. 2024-01-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.tangocard.com
NGC US LLC 2020-11-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Crystal Lake, Illinois · www.ngc-group.com
Achievers Corp. 2020-10-01 - Divestiture
San Francisco, California · www.achievers.com
SVM, Inc. 2020-04-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Arlington Heights, Illinois · www.svmcards.com
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 7 (47%) 285M (40%) 1 (100%) -
Business Services 4 (27%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (7%) - - -
Marketing 1 (7%) 290M (41%) - -
Media 1 (7%) 139M (19%) - -
Technology Hardware 1 (7%) - - -
Total 15 $714M 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 13 575M 1 -
  California 4 110M 1 -
  Texas 2 290M - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  Illinois 2 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Montana 1 - - -
  Maine 1 175M - -
Germany 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 139M - -
Domestic 13 (87%) 575M (81%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 2 (13%) 139M (19%) - -
Total 15 $714M 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BofA Securities
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
Investor(s)
33%
5 (33%)
Strategic(s)
13%
2 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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