Electronic Arts Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Digital Media Company

Electronic Arts has acquired 44 companies, including 4 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 2021, when it acquired Glu Mobile for $2.1B. Electronic Arts has acquired in 11 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include digital media (75%) and internet software and services (10%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity45
    • M&A Buy Activity44
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 4

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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 40 1 1 - 1 1 44
vol $3.6B $445M $1.2B $2.1B $7.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  45

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Glu Mobile, Inc. 2021-02-08 2.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.glu.com
The Codemasters Software Co. Ltd. 2020-12-14 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Warwickshire, United Kingdom · www.codemasters.com
Industrial Toys 2018-07-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Pasadena, California · www.industrialtoys.com
Respawn Entertainment 2017-11-09 445M USD Add-on Acquisition
Sherman Oaks, California
GhostBird Software, Inc. 2013-06-12 - Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario
ESN Social Software AB 2012-09-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Uppsala, Sweden · www.esn.me
KlickNation 2011-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisc, California
PopCap Games LLC 2011-07-12 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.popcap.com
Firemint Pty. Ltd. (dba Firemonkeys Studios) 2011-05-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Richmond, Australia · www.firemonkeys.com.au
Mobile Post Production, Inc. 2011-05-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Gilbert, Arizona
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Digital Media 33 (75%) 7.3B (100%) - -
Internet Software and Services 4 (9%) - 1 (100%) -
Software 4 (9%) - - -
Distribution 3 (7%) - - -
Total 44 $7.3B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 23 5.7B - -
  California 11 4.2B - -
  Washington 2 1.4B - -
  Virginia 2 - - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Texas 1 35M - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 123M - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
Canada 5 - 1 -
  Ontario 2 - 1 -
  British Columbia 2 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
United Kingdom 6 1.6B - -
Germany 2 - - -
Sweden 2 - - -
Australia 1 - - -
North Korea 1 - - -
South Africa 1 - - -
South Korea 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 23 (52%) 5.7B (78%) - -
Cross-border 21 (48%) 1.6B (22%) 1 (100%) -
Total 44 $7.3B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
2
Morgan Stanley
1
UBS Investment Bank
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $4.7B
$100M to $1B 6 $2.6B
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $7.3B
Largest Glu Mobile, Inc.
$2.1B (2021-02-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Strategic(s)
7%
3 (7%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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