eBay Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And Services Company

eBay has acquired 63 companies, including 7 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 12 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 14 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (70%) and software (14%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity71
    • M&A Buy Activity59
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 14
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 11

eBay, Inc. (eBay)

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 (0.4/yr) # 57 1 1 - - - 59
vol $9.9B $9.9B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 8 - - 2 2 - 12
vol $11.3B $4.1B $9.5B $24.8B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
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
SalesPredict Ltd. 2016-07-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Netanya, Israel · www.salespredict.com
Ticketbis 2016-05-24 165M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bilbao, Spain · www.ticketbis.com
Expertmaker AB 2016-05-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Malmö, Sweden · www.expertmaker.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 42 (70%) 10.5B (83%) 8 (67%) 20.8B (84%)
Software 8 (13%) - - -
Financial Services 3 (5%) 1.5B (12%) 1 (8%) -
E-Commerce 2 (3%) 200M (2%) 1 (8%) -
Marketing 1 (2%) - 1 (8%) -
Media 1 (2%) 310M (2%) 1 (8%) 4.1B (16%)
Automotive 1 (2%) 121M (1%) - -
Information Technology 1 (2%) - - -
Insurance 1 (2%) - - -
Total 60 $12.6B 12 $24.8B

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
Spain 2 165M - -
Sweden 2 - - -
Turkey 2 - - -
United Kingdom 2 - - -
India 1 50M - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Domestic 32 (53%) 5.6B (44%) 8 (67%) 13.3B (53%)
Cross-border 28 (47%) 7.0B (56%) 4 (33%) 11.6B (47%)
Total 60 $12.6B 12 $24.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
4
The Quinn Partnership Ltd.
1
Peter J. Solomon Co.
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
2
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
2
Dewey & LeBoeuf 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 4 $24.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $330M
TOTAL $24.8B
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)
42%
5 (42%)
Strategic(s)
50%
6 (50%)

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