Facebook - M&A Summary and Business Overview

Internet Software And ServicesCompany

Facebook M&A Summary

Facebook has acquired 85 companies, including 14 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 1 asset.

Facebook’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired WhatsApp for $19.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2023, when it sold Giphy to Shutterstock for $53M. Facebook has acquired in 11 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (50%) and software (29%).

Facebook Business Overview

Where is Facebook headquartered?

Facebook is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

What is Facebook’s revenue?

Facebook disclosed revenue of 117,929M USD for 2021 and 85,965M USD for 2020.

How many employees does Facebook have?

Facebook has 77,805 employees.

What sector is Facebook in?

Facebook is an internet software and services company.

When was Facebook founded?

Facebook was founded in 2004.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity86
    • M&A Buy Activity85
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 11
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 2

Facebook

Meta Platforms, Inc.

1601 Willow Road,
Menlo Park, California 94025
United States,
(650) 543-4800
www.facebook.com

Facebook is a social utility company that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph, the digital mapping of people's real-world social connections. Facebook was founded in 2004 and is based in Menlo Park, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.2/yr) # 74 5 4 2 - - 85
vol $23.1B $1.4B $24.5B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
vol $53M $53M
  86

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Giphy, Inc. 2023-05-23 53M USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.giphy.com
Luxexcel Group B.V. 2022-12-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Eindhoven, Netherlands · www.luxexcel.com
Within Unlimited, Inc. 2022-12-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Culver City, California · www.with.in
AI.Reverie, Inc. 2021-12-27 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.aireverie.com
ImagineOptix Corp. 2021-12-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Durham, North Carolina · www.imagineoptix.com
BigBox VR, Inc. 2021-06-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.bigboxvr.com
Unit 2 Games 2021-06-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom · www.unit2games.com
Kustomer, Inc. 2020-11-30 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.kustomer.com
Ready At Dawn Studios LLC 2020-06-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.readyatdawn.com
Giphy, Inc. 2020-05-15 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.giphy.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 42 (49%) 20.5B (84%) - -
Software 24 (28%) 1.0B (4%) - -
Digital Media 6 (7%) 479M (2%) 1 (100%) 53M (100%)
Media 4 (5%) - - -
Information Technology 3 (4%) - - -
Technology Hardware 3 (4%) 2.5B (10%) - -
Manufacturing 2 (2%) - - -
Staffing 1 (1%) - - -
Total 85 $24.5B 1 $53M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 63 24.4B 1 53M
  California 40 22.5B - -
  New York 9 1.9B 1 53M
  Washington 3 - - -
  Massachusetts 3 - - -
  Maryland 2 - - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  North Carolina 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
United Kingdom 6 - - -
Israel 4 - - -
Canada 2 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
Finland 2 - - -
India 2 - - -
Netherlands 2 - - -
Denmark 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Malaysia 1 - - -
Spain 1 79M - -
Domestic 63 (74%) 24.4B (100%) 1 (100%) 53M (100%)
Cross-border 22 (26%) 79M (< 1%) - -
Total 85 $24.5B 1 $53M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Allen & Company
1
Legal Deals
Weil Gotshal & Manges
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $23.0B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.3B
< $100M 5 $154M
TOTAL $24.5B
Largest WhatsApp, Inc.
$19.0B (2014-02-19)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $53M
TOTAL $53M
Largest Giphy, Inc.
$53M (2023-05-23)

M&A Connections

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

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