IAC Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Digital MediaCompany

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 18 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 publishing (5%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity41
    • M&A Buy Activity23
    • M&A Sell Activity18
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 1

IAC

IAC/InterActiveCorp.

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

IAC 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.


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 (0.8/yr) # 14 2 1 - - 1 18
vol $70M $70M
  41

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vimeo, Inc. 2021-05-25 - Spin Off
White Plains, New York · www.vimeo.com
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.mtch.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
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Dotdash    - Simply Recipes, Inc. 2020-09-22 8
New York, New York · www.dotdash.com , United States · www.simplyrecipes.com
Dotdash    - Serious Eats, Inc. 2020-09-22 7
New York, New York · www.dotdash.com New York, New York · www.seriouseats.com
Dotdash    - Narrative Content Group - Mother Nature Network & TreeHugger 2020-02-04 6
New York, New York · www.dotdash.com Atlanta, Georgia
Dotdash    - BRIDES Magazine 2019-05-15 5
New York, New York · www.dotdash.com New York, New York · www.brides.com
Dotdash    - Byrdie 2019-01-08 4
New York, New York · www.dotdash.com 90048, California · www.byrdie.com
Dotdash    - MyDomaine 2019-01-08 3
New York, New York · www.dotdash.com Los Angeles, California · www.mydomaine.com
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

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 16 (70%) 3.1B (69%) 10 (56%) -
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 18 $70M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 21 4.5B 17 70M
  California 6 2.5B 4 -
  Massachusetts 3 500M 3 70M
  New York 3 300M 2 -
  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%) 17 (94%) 70M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (9%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 23 $4.5B 18 $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
Investor(s)
26%
6 (26%)
Strategic(s)
13%
3 (13%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
17%
3 (17%)
Strategic(s)
50%
9 (50%)

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