M&A Deal Summary

Financière Marc de Lacharrière Acquires Jellyfish

On January 1, 2019, Financière Marc de Lacharrière (Fimalac) acquired marketing company Jellyfish, Inc. from Microsoft Corp.

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Financière Marc de Lacharrière’s 1st transaction in the Marketing sector.
  • This is Financière Marc de Lacharrière’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Financière Marc de Lacharrière’s 1st transaction in Wisconsin.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-01-01
Target Jellyfish, Inc.
Sector Marketing
Buyer(s) Financière Marc de Lacharrière (Fimalac)
Sellers(s) Microsoft Corp.
Deal Type Divestiture

Target

Jellyfish, Inc.

Middleton, Wisconsin, United States
website
Jellyfish, Inc. is a provider of digital marketing services to brands i.e., Samsung, Uber, Nestle, Deckers, Spotify, and eBay. Jellyfish was founded in 2005 and is based in Middleton, Wisconsin.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Financière Marc de Lacharrière (Fimalac)

Paris, France

website


Category Company
Founded 1877
SectorBusiness Services
Employees2,622
Revenue 225M EUR (2015)
DESCRIPTION

Fimalac is a parent of the rating firm, the Fitch Group. Fimalac also operates in real estate through North Colonnade Ltd (owner of an office building in London), as well as diversified investments, mainly through its Fimalac Développement subsidiary.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 2
Sector (Marketing) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
State (Wisconsin) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2019) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-09-12 Webedia SAS

Paris, France

Webedia SAS is an online editor of purepeople.com dedicated to gossip news. Webedia was founded in 2007 and is based in Paris, France.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-02-23 Webedia SAS

Paris, France

Webedia SAS is an online editor of purepeople.com dedicated to gossip news. Webedia was founded in 2007 and is based in Paris, France.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Microsoft Corp.

Redmond, Washington, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1975
SectorSoftware
Employees181,000
Revenue 168.1B USD (2021)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Microsoft's corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Entrance to Microsoft's corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

Microsoft develops, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products and services. The Company designs, manufactures, and sells devices that integrate with cloud-based services and delivers online advertising to a global audience. Products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; cross-device productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; and online advertising. Microsoft also designs and sells hardware including PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories. Microsoft offers cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content. The Company also provides consulting and product and solution support services, and trains and certifies computer system integrators and developers. Microsoft was formed in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 11
Sector (Marketing) 2 of 2
Type (Divestiture) 8 of 9
State (Wisconsin) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 8 of 9
Year (2019) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-10-02 Human, Inc.

Seattle, Washington, United States

Human, Inc. is a designer of voice-controlled headphones that empower shrewd voice control, solace and fit, and amazing sound. Human was founded in 2014 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-01-24 Citus Data, Inc.

San Francisco, California, United States

Citus Data, Inc. is a provider of PostgreSQL databases faster and more scalable. Citus scales your per-query performance, not just the number of queries you can run. Available as open source, as enterprise software you can run anywhere, and as a fully-managed database as a service. Citus Data, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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