IAC Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Digital Media Company

IAC has acquired 25 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 17 assets.

IAC’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Ask.com for $1.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Shoebuy.com to Jet.com for $70M. IAC has acquired in 11 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (70%) and consumer services (5%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity40
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 1

IAC/InterActiveCorp. (IAC)

555 West 18th Street,
New York, New York 10011
United States,
(212) 314-7300
www.iac.com

IAC/InterActive is a media and Internet company focused in the core areas of search, applications, online dating, local and media. IAC's network of sites have over a billion total monthly visits in more than 100 countries. The company is headquartered in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City with business operations and satellite offices around the world. IAC/InterActive was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 21 - - 2 - - 23
vol $4.0B $500M $4.5B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 14 2 1 - - - 17
vol $70M $70M
  40

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Care.com, Inc. 2019-12-20 500M USD Add-on Acquisition
Waltham, Massachusetts · www.care.com
NurseFly, Inc. 2019-08-20 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.nursefly.com
Electus LLC 2018-10-30 - Add-on Acquisition
West Hollywood, California · www.electus.com
HomeAdvisor, Inc. 2017-05-01 - Merger
Golden, Colorado · www.homeadvisor.com
Shoebuy.com, Inc. 2017-01-05 70M USD Divestiture
Boston, Massachusetts · www.shoebuy.com
PriceRunner International AB 2016-03-31 - Divestiture
Stockholm, Sweden · www.pricerunner.se
Match Group, Inc. 2015-11-19 - Spin Off
Dallas, Texas · www.match.com
Urbanspoon 2015-01-12 - Divestiture
Seattle, Washington · www.urbanspoon.com
Slimware Utilities Holdings, Inc. 2014-07-30 - Add-on Acquisition
D'Iberville, Mississippi · www.slimwareutilities.com
Investopedia.com 2013-12-09 - Divestiture
Edmonton, Alberta · www.investopedia.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ask.com 2005-03-21 Ask.fm 2014-08-14 2
Oakland, California · www.ask.com Riga, Latvia
Tutor.com, Inc. 2013-01-07 The Princeton Review 2014-07-30 1
New York, New York · www.tutor.com Framingham, Massachusetts · www.princetonreview.com
Cornerstone Brands, Inc. 2005-03-02 Territory Ahead Apparel, Inc. 2012-08-01 1
West Chester, Ohio · www.ccsginc.com Santa Barbara, California · www.territoryahead.com
Ask.com 2005-03-21 Trustic, Inc. 2005-08-08 1
Oakland, California · www.ask.com , United States · www.bloglines.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 16 (70%) 3.1B (69%) 9 (53%) -
Consumer Services 1 (4%) - 1 (6%) -
E-Commerce 1 (4%) - 1 (6%) 70M (100%)
Financial Services 1 (4%) - 1 (6%) -
Retail 1 (4%) 720M (16%) 1 (6%) -
Digital Media 1 (4%) 300M (7%) - -
Publishing 1 (4%) 360M (8%) - -
Staffing 1 (4%) - - -
Education - - 1 (6%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (6%) -
Leisure - - 1 (6%) -
Media - - 1 (6%) -
Total 23 $4.5B 17 $70M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 21 4.5B 16 70M
  California 6 2.5B 4 -
  Massachusetts 3 500M 3 70M
  New York 3 300M 1 -
  Washington 2 - 2 -
  Virginia 1 - 1 -
  Texas 1 80M 1 -
  North Carolina 1 - 1 -
  Colorado 1 - 1 -
  Florida - - 2 -
  Ohio 1 720M - -
  Mississippi 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 360M - -
Sweden 1 - 1 -
Canada 1 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
Domestic 21 (91%) 4.5B (100%) 16 (94%) 70M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 23 $4.5B 17 $70M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks P.C.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.9B
$100M to $1B 5 $2.6B
< $100M 1 $80M
TOTAL $4.5B
Largest Ask.com
$1.9B (2005-03-21)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $70M
TOTAL $70M
Largest Shoebuy.com, Inc.
$70M (2017-01-05)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
73%
8 73%
Strategic(s)
27%
3 27%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
25%
3 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
9 75%

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