eBay - M&A Summary and Business Overview

Internet Software And ServicesCompany

eBay M&A Summary

eBay has acquired 71 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 10 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 12 different US states, and 16 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (68%) and software (14%).

eBay Business Overview

Where is eBay headquartered?

eBay is headquartered in San Jose, California.

What is eBay’s revenue?

eBay disclosed revenue of 9,795M USD for 2022 and 10,420M USD for 2021.

How many employees does eBay have?

eBay has 11,600 employees.

What sector is eBay in?

eBay is an internet software and services company.

When was eBay founded?

eBay was founded in 1995.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity81
    • M&A Buy Activity67
    • M&A Sell Activity14
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 16
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 25
  • M&A Advisors 14

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 incorporated in 1995 and is based in San Jose, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 59 1 1 3 3 - 67
vol $9.9B $295M $10.2B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 10 2 2 - - - 14
vol $15.3B $9.5B $3.0B $27.8B
  81

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Check Out My LLC 2023-11-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Redmond, Washington · www.comc.com
Certilogo S.p.A. 2023-05-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Milan, Italy · www.certilogo.com
3PM Shield LLC 2023-02-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.3pm.ai
myFitment LLC 2022-08-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Wake Forest, North Carolina · www.myfitment.com
TCGplayer, Inc. 2022-08-22 295M USD Add-on Acquisition
Syracuse, New York · www.tcgplayer.com
KnownOrigin Labs 2022-06-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Manchester, United Kingdom · www.knownorigin.io
Sneaker Con Digital - Authentication Business 2021-11-29 - Divestiture
Elmhurst, New York
Adevinta ASA 2021-07-14 - Stake Sale
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 46 (68%) 11.1B (86%) 10 (71%) 24.8B (89%)
Software 9 (13%) - - -
Financial Services 3 (4%) 1.5B (12%) 1 (7%) -
E-Commerce 2 (3%) 200M (2%) 2 (14%) 3.0B (11%)
Information Technology 3 (4%) - - -
Marketing 1 (1%) - 1 (7%) -
Automotive 1 (1%) 121M (1%) - -
Business Services 1 (1%) - - -
Consumer Products 1 (1%) - - -
Insurance 1 (1%) - - -
Total 68 $12.9B 14 $27.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 37 5.9B 8 13.3B
  California 20 3.0B 6 13.3B
  New York 5 375M - -
  Washington 3 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 2.4B 2 -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 135M - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
Germany 6 321M 1 -
Israel 4 654M - -
Luxembourg 2 5.3B 2 11.3B
United Kingdom 3 - - -
Belgium 2 - - -
China 2 180M - -
Denmark 1 390M 1 330M
Norway 1 - 1 -
Spain 2 165M - -
Sweden 2 - - -
Turkey 2 - - -
India 1 50M - -
Italy 1 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
South Korea - - 1 3.0B
Domestic 37 (54%) 5.9B (46%) 8 (57%) 13.3B (48%)
Cross-border 31 (46%) 7.0B (54%) 6 (43%) 14.6B (52%)
Total 68 $12.9B 14 $27.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs
6
LionTree Advisors LLC
2
The Quinn Partnership Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
3
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
2
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $9.2B
$100M to $1B 13 $3.5B
< $100M 5 $255M
TOTAL $12.9B
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%
7 (10%)
Strategic(s)
6%
4 (6%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
43%
6 (43%)
Strategic(s)
50%
7 (50%)

 Subscribe to unlock this and 201,348
investor and company profiles

Sign-up today to get full access

  • check  Unlimited Searches
  • check  Unlimited Profile Views
  • check  Build and Export Lists of
    • PE Backed Companies
    • Direct Investors & Acquirers
    • Advisors
    • Deals
    • & More

What's Mergr?

We built Mergr to save people the arduous and time-consuming process of tracking when companies are bought, sold, and who currently owns them.

Every day, new opportunities emerge around M&A and we help professionals of all types comb through transactions, investors, and corporate acquirers via an easy-to-use web database that is accessible to anyone.

Try us for 1 week free today!

Mergr, the Easiest-to-Use PE and M&A DB


Key Benefits

  • Stay informed on events in your industry
  • M&A research that takes seconds (not all afternoon)
  • Better understand your customers and prospects
  • Discover active buyers (or sellers)
Search
  • 4.5K Private Equity Firms
  • 193K M&A Transactions
  • 197K Companies Involved in M&A
    (Buyer, Seller, or Target)
  • 3.6K M&A Advisors
    (Investment Banks and Law Firms)
  • 75K M&A Contacts
    (PE and M&A Advisors)

Ready to try?

Join FREE for 1 Week

No obligation. Cancel anytime.