eBay Acquisitions and Exits, 67 Deals Between 1998 and 2018
internet software and services Company

eBay has acquired 60 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 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 2011, when it sold Skype Technologies S.A. to Microsoft for $8.5B. eBay has acquired in 10 different US states, and 14 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (72%) and software (14%).

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eBay, Inc.

2065 Hamilton Avenue,
San Jose, California 95125
United States,
(408) 376-7400
www.ebayinc.com

eBay, Inc. 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 ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 52 - 5 1 1 - 59
vol $9.7B $165M $9.9B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 3 5 - - - - 8
vol $11.3B $11.3B
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Deal Values

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Largest Skype Technologies S.A.
$2.8B (2009-09-01)
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Largest Skype Technologies S.A.
$8.5B (2011-05-10)

Internet Software And Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the internet software and services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 1072 internet software and services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 43 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 8 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic internet software and services acquirer over the past 3 years is Alphabet, with 18 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the internet software and services sector over the past 3 years is Vista Equity Partners with 11 platform acquisitions.


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