Groupon Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

E-commerceCompany

Groupon has acquired 37 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Groupon’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Timon for $260M. Groupon has acquired in 7 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (63%) and e-commerce (22%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity39
    • M&A Buy Activity37
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

Groupon

Groupon, Inc.

600 West Chicago Avenue, Suite 400,
Chicago, Illinois 60654
United States,
(312) 334-1579
www.groupon.com

Groupon is a social eCommerce site. Groupon leverages social media and collective buying power to feature daily deals in more than 500 markets around the world. Groupon was formed in 2008 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 34 1 1 1 - - 37
vol $382M $65M $447M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
  39

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Messagera, Inc. 2019-08-08 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.presence.ai
Cloud Savings Co. Ltd. 2018-05-01 65M USD Add-on Acquisition
Newbury, United Kingdom · www.invitationdigital.com
Laçador de Ofertas LTDA. 2017-09-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Porto Alegre, Brazil · www.lacadordeofertas.com.br
LivingSocial, Inc. 2016-10-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Washington, District of Columbia · www.livingsocial.com
Breadcrumb 2016-05-09 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.breadcrumb.com
OrderUp LLC 2015-08-19 69M USD Add-on Acquisition
Baltimore, Maryland · www.orderup.com
PrettyQuick LLC 2015-06-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.prettyquick.com
Timon Co., Ltd. 2015-04-20 - Stake Purchase
Seoul, South Korea · www.tmon.co.kr
Swarm Solutions, Inc. 2014-11-17 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.swarm-mobile.com
SnapSaves 2014-06-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.snapsaves.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 23 (62%) 144M (32%) 1 (50%) -
E-Commerce 8 (22%) 303M (68%) 1 (50%) -
Software 4 (11%) - - -
Information Services 2 (5%) - - -
Total 37 $447M 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 26 122M 1 -
  California 13 10M - -
  New York 6 43M 1 -
  Illinois 3 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 69M - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
Canada 2 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
South Korea 1 260M 1 -
Australia 1 - - -
Brazil 1 - - -
Chile 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Russia 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 65M - -
Domestic 26 (70%) 122M (27%) 1 (50%) -
Cross-border 11 (30%) 325M (73%) 1 (50%) -
Total 37 $447M 2 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $260M
< $100M 4 $187M
TOTAL $447M
Largest Timon Co., Ltd.
$260M (2013-11-07)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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