GameStop Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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GameStop has acquired 12 companies. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

GameStop’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Electronics Boutique Holdings for $1.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold GameStop - Spring Mobile Business to Prime Communications for $700M. GameStop has acquired in 8 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (46%) and internet software and services (19%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

GameStop

GameStop Corp.

625 Westport Parkway,
Grapevine, Texas 76051
United States,
(817) 424-2000
www.gamestop.com

GameStop is a video game and entertainment software retailer. GameStop was formed in 1996 and is based in Grapevine, Texas.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 11 - - - - - 11
vol $2.1B $2.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 1 1 - - - 4
vol $55M $700M $755M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Simply Mac, Inc. 2019-09-26 - Divestiture
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.simplymac.com
GameStop Corp. - Spring Mobile Business 2018-11-21 700M USD Divestiture
Grapevine, Texas
Kongregate, Inc. 2017-06-20 55M USD Divestiture
San Francisco, California · www.kongregate.com
Parrot Cellular 2015-08-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Campbell, California
Geeknet, Inc. 2015-06-02 140M USD Add-on Acquisition
Fairfax, Virginia · www.geek.net
Spring Mobile 2013-11-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.springmobile.com
BuyMyTronics LLC 2012-03-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.buymytronics.com
MovieStop, Inc. 2012-01-18 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia · www.moviestop.com
Impulse, Inc. 2011-03-31 - Divestiture
, United States · www.impulsedriven.com
Spawn Labs, Inc. 2011-03-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Austin, Texas
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 5 (45%) 2.1B (100%) 2 (50%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (18%) - - -
Digital Media 1 (9%) - 1 (25%) 55M (7%)
Distribution 1 (9%) - - -
Gaming 1 (9%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (9%) - - -
Communications - - 1 (25%) 700M (93%)
Total 11 $2.1B 4 $755M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 1.6B 4 755M
  California 2 - 1 55M
  Utah 1 - 1 -
  Texas 1 - 1 700M
  Virginia 1 140M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 1.4B - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Georgia - - 1 -
France 1 541M - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Domestic 9 (82%) 1.6B (74%) 4 (100%) 755M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (18%) 541M (26%) - -
Total 11 $2.1B 4 $755M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Tully & Holland, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 2 $681M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest Electronics Boutique Holdings Corp.
$1.4B (2005-06-06)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $700M
< $100M 1 $55M
TOTAL $755M
Largest GameStop Corp. - Spring Mobile Business
$700M (2018-11-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
1 (9%)
Strategic(s)
18%
2 (18%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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