Mattel Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Consumer Products Company

Mattel has acquired 11 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Mattel’s largest acquisition to date was in 1998, when it acquired The Learning Company for $3.8B. Mattel has acquired in 5 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include consumer products (60%) and digital media (10%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 2

Mattel, Inc.

333 Continental Boulevard,
El Segundo, California 90245
United States,
(310) 252-2000
www.mattel.com

Mattel, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets a broad variety of toy products. Mattel’s portfolio of brands and products include Barbie, Polly Pocket, Little Mommy, Disney Classics, Monster High, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Radica, Battle Force 5, Tyco R/C, Fisher-Price, Power Wheels, and American Girl. Mattel was formed in 1945 and is based in El Segundo, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 8 2 - - - - 10
vol $7.0B $22M $7.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sproutling, Inc. 2016-01-29 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.sproutling.com
Fuhu, Inc. 2016-01-21 22M USD Special Situations/Distressed
El Segundo, California · www.fuhu.com
MEGA Brands, Inc. 2014-02-28 460M USD Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.megabrands.com
HIT Entertainment Ltd. 2011-10-24 680M USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.hitentertainment.com
Phase 10 Card Game 2010-12-15 - Divestiture
Indianapolis, Indiana
Radica Games Ltd. 2006-07-26 230M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hong Kong, China · www.radicagames.com
The Learning Company 2000-09-30 - Divestiture
Hiawatha, Iowa · www.thelearningco.com
The Learning Company 1998-12-14 3.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Hiawatha, Iowa · www.thelearningco.com
Bluebird Toys plc 1998-03-31 77M USD Add-on Acquisition
Swindon, United Kingdom
Tyco Toys, Inc. 1996-11-19 737M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
MEGA Brands, Inc.    - The Board Dudes, Inc. 2006-01-01 1
Montreal, Quebec · www.megabrands.com Irvine, California

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Consumer Products 6 (60%) 2.3B (33%) - -
Software 1 (10%) 3.8B (54%) 1 (100%) -
Digital Media 1 (10%) 230M (3%) - -
Media 1 (10%) 680M (10%) - -
Technology Hardware 1 (10%) - - -
Total 10 $7.0B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 5.6B 1 -
  California 2 22M - -
  Iowa 1 3.8B 1 -
  New York 1 1.0B - -
  New Jersey 1 737M - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
United Kingdom 2 757M - -
Canada 1 460M - -
  Quebec 1 460M - -
China 1 230M - -
Domestic 6 (60%) 5.6B (79%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 4 (40%) 1.4B (21%) - -
Total 10 $7.0B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
2
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $4.8B
$100M to $1B 4 $2.1B
< $100M 2 $99M
TOTAL $7.0B
Largest The Learning Company
$3.8B (1998-12-14)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%

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