LinkedIn Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And Services Company

LinkedIn has acquired 19 companies of its own, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

LinkedIn’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired lynda.com for $1.5B. LinkedIn has acquired in 3 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (84%) and education (6%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

LinkedIn Corp. (LinkedIn)

2029 Stierlin Court,
Mountain View, California 94043
United States,
(650) 687-3600
www.linkedin.com

LinkedIn Corporation is an online professional social network that offers tools to access business connections. LinkedIn was formed in 2002 and is based in Mountain View, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 13 3 - 1 1 - 18
vol $2.0B $2.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
SlideShare 2020-08-11 - Divestiture
San Francisco, California · www.slideshare.net
Drawbridge, Inc. 2019-05-28 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.drawbridge.com
Glint, Inc. 2018-10-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Redwood City, California · www.glintinc.com
PointDrive LLC 2016-07-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.pointdrive.com
Run Hop, Inc. 2016-05-06 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.runhop.com
Connectifier, Inc. 2016-02-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Costa Mesa, California · www.connectifier.com
Fliptop, Inc. 2015-08-27 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.fliptop.com
lynda.com, Inc. 2015-04-09 1.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Carpinteria, California · www.lynda.com
Refresh.io 2015-04-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.refresh.io
Careerify 2015-03-17 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.careerify.net
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 15 (83%) 344M (17%) 1 (100%) -
Education 1 (6%) 1.5B (74%) - -
Information Technology 1 (6%) 175M (9%) - -
Software 1 (6%) - - -
Total 18 $2.0B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 17 2.0B 1 -
  California 15 2.0B 1 -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Domestic 17 (94%) 2.0B (100%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 1 (6%) - - -
Total 18 $2.0B 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $414M
< $100M 2 $105M
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest lynda.com, Inc.
$1.5B (2015-04-09)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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