Leaf Group Acquisitions and Exits, 15 Deals Between 2006 and 2018
internet software and services Company

Leaf Group has acquired 12 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 3 assets.

Leaf Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Society6 for $94M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Cracked to The E. W. Scripps Company for $39M. Leaf Group has acquired in 6 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (92%) and digital media (9%).

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Leaf Group Ltd.

1655 26th Street,
Santa Monica, California 90404
United States,
(310) 394-6400
www.leafgroup.com

Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified Internet company with online media properties (eHow, LIVESTRONG.com and Cracked) and marketplace platforms (Society6 and Saatchi Art) that enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. Leaf Group was founded in 2006 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 9 1 1 - 1 - 12
vol $108M $108M
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 1 1 - - - 3
vol $39M $39M
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Largest Society6 LLC
$94M (2013-06-24)
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Largest Cracked
$39M (2016-04-12)

Internet Software And Services M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the internet software and services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 991 internet software and services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 36 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 7 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic internet software and services acquirer over the past 3 years is Alphabet, with 13 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the internet software and services sector over the past 3 years is Vista Equity Partners with 9 platform acquisitions.


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