j2 Global Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And Services Company

j2 Global has acquired 85 companies, including 33 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

j2 Global’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Everyday Health for $465M. j2 Global has acquired in 19 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (62%) and information technology (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity84
    • M&A Buy Activity83
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • M&A Advisors 1

j2 Global

j2 Global, Inc.

700 South Flower Street Suite 1500 15th Floor,
Los Angeles, California 90017
United States,
(323) 860-9200
www.j2global.com

j2 Global is a provider of Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. j2 Global was founded in 1995 and is based in Los Angeles, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 69 11 2 - 1 - 83
vol $1.0B $15M $420M $1.5B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
  84

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
RetailMeNot, Inc. 2020-09-29 420M USD Divestiture
Austin, Texas · www.retailmenot.com
DSA Technologies, Inc. 2019-11-04 - Divestiture
Elk Grove, California · www.dsatechnologies.com
Mosaik Solutions, Inc. 2018-07-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Memphis, Tennessee · www.mosaik.com
ThreatTrack Security, Inc. 2018-02-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Clearwater, Florida · www.vipre.com
Health eCareers 2017-12-04 15M USD Divestiture
Centennial, Colorado · www.healthecareers.com
StreamSend, Inc. 2017-10-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Sacramento, California · www.streamsend.com
backupsonline 2017-10-12 - Add-on Acquisition
, Netherlands
CloudRecover 2017-07-17 - Add-on Acquisition
St Leonards, Australia · www.cloudrecover.com.au
WeCloud AB 2017-07-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Malmo, Sweden · www.wecloud.se
MyPhoneFax.com LLC 2017-07-17 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States · www.myphonefax.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Everyday Health, Inc. 2016-10-21 BabyCenter LLC 2019-08-27 2
New York, New York · www.everydayhealth.com San Francisco, California · www.babycenter.com
Everyday Health, Inc. 2016-10-21 Prime Education, Inc. 2018-08-22 1
New York, New York · www.everydayhealth.com Pompano Beach, Florida · www.primeinc.org
Ziff Davis, Inc. 2012-11-16 Mashable, Inc. 2017-11-17 6
New York City, New York · www.ziffdavis.com New York, New York · www.mashable.com
Everyday Health, Inc. 2016-10-21 Tea Leaves Health LLC 2017-10-11 2
New York, New York · www.everydayhealth.com Roswell, Georgia · www.tealeaveshealth.com
Everyday Health, Inc. 2016-10-21 Cambridge BioMarketing Group, LLC 2017-07-17 1
New York, New York · www.everydayhealth.com Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.cambridgebmg.com
The Electric Mail Co., Inc. 2004-01-22 SharpSpring, Inc. - SMTP Relay Business 2016-06-28 1
Burnaby, British Columbia · ww.electricmail.com Gainesville, Florida
keepITsafe Data Solutions Ltd. 2010-10-21 InterCloud Systems, Inc. - Online Data Backup Business 2016-02-19 1
Santry, Ireland · www.keepitsafe.ie Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Ziff Davis, Inc. 2012-11-16 Offers.com LLC 2016-01-14 1
New York City, New York · www.ziffdavis.com Austin, Texas · www.offers.com
Ziff Davis, Inc. 2012-11-16 emedia Communications LLC 2014-06-04 5
New York City, New York · www.ziffdavis.com Oak Brook, Illinois · www.emediausa.com
Ziff Davis, Inc. 2012-11-16 Techbargains.com 2013-11-19 4
New York City, New York · www.ziffdavis.com San Francisco, California · www.techbargains.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 51 (61%) 825M (56%) - -
Information Technology 16 (19%) - 1 (100%) -
Software 7 (8%) - - -
Communications 4 (5%) - - -
Digital Media 2 (2%) 465M (31%) - -
Business Services 1 (1%) - - -
Media 1 (1%) 175M (12%) - -
Staffing 1 (1%) 15M (1%) - -
Total 83 $1.5B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 42 1.1B 1 -
  California 8 17M 1 -
  Texas 6 420M - -
  New York 3 640M - -
  Massachusetts 3 - - -
  Florida 3 - - -
  Washington 2 - - -
  Tennessee 2 - - -
  Pennsylvania 2 - - -
  South Dakota 1 - - -
  Oklahoma 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Missouri 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 15M - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
United Kingdom 8 - - -
Canada 7 5M - -
  Ontario 3 - - -
  Alberta 3 - - -
  British Columbia 1 5M - -
Australia 6 - - -
Ireland 6 - - -
Denmark 3 - - -
France 3 - - -
Iceland 2 - - -
Norway 2 - - -
Sweden 2 - - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 382M - -
Domestic 42 (51%) 1.1B (74%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 41 (49%) 388M (26%) - -
Total 83 $1.5B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
G.C. Andersen Partners LLC
3

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.4B
< $100M 3 $37M
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Everyday Health, Inc.
$465M (2016-10-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
5%
4 (5%)
Strategic(s)
11%
9 (11%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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