DST Global Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

DST Global’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (78%) and digital media (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (45%) and stake purchase (23%). In total, DST Global has invested in 2 US states and 5 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is ipo (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

DST Global (Digital Sky Technologies)

Moscow,
Russia,
+7 495 363 1368

Digital Sky Technologies (DST) is a global private investment group focused on investing in or acquiring internet software/service businesses. DST will consider opportunities in social networking and communications, e-payment solutions, online marketplaces, social games, and vertical specific websites. The Firm is willing to be a majority or minority investor and can handle investments from as little as $1 million to as much $200 million (with a typical deal size of $10 to $100 million). DST generally prefers profitable companies. DST was formed in 2005 and is based in Moscow with an additional office in London.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Financial Services, Internet Software and Services

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia/Pacific, Australia/New Zealand, Central Asia/India, Latin/South America, Middle East

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 1 200
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 9 - - - - - 9
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Facebook, Inc. 2012-05-18 - IPO
Menlo Park, California · www.facebook.com
Zynga, Inc. 2011-12-16 - IPO
San Francisco, California · www.zynga.com
Groupon, Inc. 2011-11-04 - IPO
Chicago, Illinois · www.groupon.com
Airbnb, Inc. 2011-07-25 - Venture
San Francisco, California · www.airbnb.com
Spotify Technology S.A. 2011-02-22 - Venture
Stockholm, Sweden · www.spotify.com
QIWI plc 2011-01-01 - IPO
Nicosia, Cyprus · www.qiwi.com
Mail.ru Group Ltd. 2010-11-18 - IPO
Moscow, Russia · www.mail.ru
Groupon, Inc. 2010-04-19 - Growth Capital
Chicago, Illinois · www.groupon.com
Zynga, Inc. 2009-11-01 - Venture
San Francisco, California · www.zynga.com
Forticom SIA 2009-01-01 - Venture
Riga, Latvia · www.forticom.lv
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 1 (100%) - 7 (78%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (11%) -
E-Commerce - - 1 (11%) -
Total 1 - 9 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (100%) - 4 (44%) -
  California 1 (100%) - 3 (33%) -
  Illinois - - 1 (11%) -
Russia - - 2 (22%) -
Cyprus - - 1 (11%) -
Latvia - - 1 (11%) -
Sweden - - 1 (11%) -
Domestic - - 2 (22%) -
Cross-border 1 (100%) - 7 (78%) -
Total 1 - 9 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 1 (100%) - 4 (44%) -
Stake Purchase - - 2 (22%) -
Add-on Acquisition - - 1 (11%) -
Consolidation - - 1 (11%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (11%) -
Total 1 - 9 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
IPO 5 (100%) -
Total 5 -