Electronic Arts Acquisitions and Exits, 43 Deals Between 1987 and 2018
digital media Company

Electronic Arts has acquired 42 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Electronic Arts’ largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired PopCap Games for $1.4B. Electronic Arts has acquired in 11 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include digital media (74%) and internet software and services (10%).

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Electronic Arts, Inc.

209 Redwood Shores Parkway,
Redwood City, California 94065
United States,
(650) 628-1500
www.ea.com

Electronic Arts, Inc. is a producer of video games. The Company was formed in 1982 and is based in Redwood City, California. Electronic Arts was founded in 1982 and is based in Redwood City, California.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 40 - - 1 1 - 42
vol $3.6B $445M $4.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
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Largest PopCap Games LLC
$1.4B (2011-07-12)
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Digital Media M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the digital media sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 172 digital media companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 7 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic digital media acquirer over the past 3 years is Keywords Studios, with 18 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the digital media sector over the past 3 years is KKR & Co. L.P. with 3 platform acquisitions.


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