eBay Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And ServicesCompany

eBay has acquired 64 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 14 assets.

eBay’s largest acquisition to date was in 2009, when it acquired Skype Technologies S.A. for $2.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2020, when it sold eBay Classifieds Group to Adevinta ASA for $9.2B. eBay has acquired in 10 different US states, and 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (71%) and software (14%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity74
    • M&A Buy Activity60
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 13

eBay

eBay, Inc.

2025 Hamilton Avenue,
San Jose, California 95125
United States,
(408) 376-7008
www.ebayinc.com

eBay is an online retailer and provider of auction tools and services. eBay enables global commerce and payments on behalf of users, merchants, retailers and brands of all sizes. The technologies and services eBay provides are designed to enable users and merchants worldwide to organize and offer their inventory for sale and buyers to find, buy and pay for it virtually anytime and anywhere. eBay was formed in 1995 and is based in San Jose, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 57 1 1 - 1 - 60
vol $9.9B $9.9B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 8 - - 2 2 2 14
vol $11.3B $4.1B $9.5B $3.0B $27.8B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Adevinta ASA 2021-07-14 - Stake Purchase
Oslo, Norway · www.adevinta.com
eBay - Businesses in Korea 2021-06-24 3.0B USD Divestiture
Seoul, South Korea
eBay Classifieds Group 2020-07-21 9.2B USD Divestiture
, California · www.ebayclassifiedsgroup.com
eBay Classifieds Group - Denmark Assets 2020-07-21 330M USD Divestiture
, Denmark
Adevinta ASA 2020-07-21 - Stake Purchase
Oslo, Norway · www.adevinta.com
StubHub, Inc. 2019-11-25 4.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.stubhub.com
Private Sale GmbH 2019-08-31 - Divestiture
Berlin, Germany · www.brands4friends.de
Giosis Gmarket International Pte. Ltd. (dba Qoo10) 2018-02-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Singapore, Singapore · www.qoo10.com.sg
Terapeak, Inc. 2017-12-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.terapeak.com
Corrigon Ltd. 2016-10-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Tel Aviv, Israel · www.corrigon.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 43 (70%) 10.5B (83%) 9 (64%) 20.8B (75%)
Software 8 (13%) - - -
Financial Services 3 (5%) 1.5B (12%) 1 (7%) -
E-Commerce 2 (3%) 200M (2%) 2 (14%) 3.0B (11%)
Marketing 1 (2%) - 1 (7%) -
Media 1 (2%) 310M (2%) 1 (7%) 4.1B (15%)
Automotive 1 (2%) 121M (1%) - -
Information Technology 1 (2%) - - -
Insurance 1 (2%) - - -
Total 61 $12.6B 14 $27.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 32 5.6B 8 13.3B
  California 20 3.0B 6 13.3B
  New York 3 80M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 2.4B 2 -
  Washington 2 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 135M - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
Germany 6 321M 1 -
Israel 4 654M - -
Luxembourg 2 5.3B 2 11.3B
Belgium 2 - - -
China 2 180M - -
Denmark 1 390M 1 330M
Norway 1 - 1 -
Spain 2 165M - -
Sweden 2 - - -
Turkey 2 - - -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
India 1 50M - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
South Korea - - 1 3.0B
Domestic 32 (52%) 5.6B (44%) 8 (57%) 13.3B (48%)
Cross-border 29 (48%) 7.0B (56%) 6 (43%) 14.6B (52%)
Total 61 $12.6B 14 $27.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
6
LionTree Advisors LLC
2
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
3
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
2
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $9.2B
$100M to $1B 12 $3.2B
< $100M 5 $255M
TOTAL $12.6B
Largest Skype Technologies S.A.
$2.8B (2009-09-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 5 $27.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $330M
TOTAL $27.8B
Largest eBay Classifieds Group
$9.2B (2020-07-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
6 (10%)
Strategic(s)
5%
3 (5%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
43%
6 (43%)
Strategic(s)
50%
7 (50%)

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