Mattel - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Mattel M&A Summary

Mattel has acquired 11 companies. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

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%).

Mattel Business Overview

Where is Mattel headquartered?

Mattel is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

What is Mattel’s revenue?

Mattel disclosed revenue of 5,458M USD for 2021 and 4,584M USD for 2020.

How many employees does Mattel have?

Mattel has 36,300 employees.

What sector is Mattel in?

Mattel is a consumer products company.

When was Mattel founded?

Mattel was founded in 1945.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

Mattel

Mattel, Inc.

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

Mattel 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 founded in 1945 and is based in El Segundo, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $7.0B $7.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - 1 - - - 2
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Mattel - Arts, Crafts, Stationery Business 2021-01-28 - Divestiture
, California
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
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Consumer Products 6 (60%) 2.3B (33%) 1 (50%) -
Software 1 (10%) 3.8B (54%) 1 (50%) -
Digital Media 1 (10%) 230M (3%) - -
Media 1 (10%) 680M (10%) - -
Technology Hardware 1 (10%) - - -
Total 10 $7.0B 2 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 5.6B 2 -
  California 2 22M 1 -
  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%) 2 (100%) -
Cross-border 4 (40%) 1.4B (21%) - -
Total 10 $7.0B 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins
2
McCarthy Tétrault
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
Investor(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Strategic(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
1 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
1 (50%)

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