LinkedIn - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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LinkedIn M&A Summary

LinkedIn has acquired 22 companies of its own, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 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 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (80%) and education (5%).

LinkedIn Ownership

Who owns LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft. It was acquired on June 13, 2016.

LinkedIn Business Overview

Where is LinkedIn headquartered?

LinkedIn is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

What is LinkedIn’s revenue?

LinkedIn disclosed revenue of 2,991M USD for 2015 and 2,218M USD for 2014.

How many employees does LinkedIn have?

LinkedIn has 9,732 employees.

What sector is LinkedIn in?

LinkedIn is an internet software and services company.

When was LinkedIn founded?

LinkedIn was founded in 2002.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity21
    • M&A Buy Activity20
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Corp.

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

LinkedIn 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 18 - - 2 - - 20
vol $2.0B $80M $2.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  21

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
EduBrite Systems, Inc. 2022-06-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Fremont, California · www.edubrite.com
Oribi Ltd. 2022-02-28 80M USD Add-on Acquisition
Tel Aviv, Israel · www.oribi.io
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 16 (80%) 344M (16%) 1 (100%) -
Education 1 (5%) 1.5B (71%) - -
Information Technology 1 (5%) 175M (8%) - -
Marketing 1 (5%) 80M (4%) - -
Software 1 (5%) - - -
Total 20 $2.1B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 18 2.0B 1 -
  California 16 2.0B 1 -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Israel 1 80M - -
Domestic 18 (90%) 2.0B (96%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 2 (10%) 80M (4%) - -
Total 20 $2.1B 1 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $414M
< $100M 3 $185M
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest lynda.com, Inc.
$1.5B (2015-04-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
2 (10%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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