Microsoft - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Microsoft M&A Summary

Microsoft has acquired 214 companies, including 28 in the last 5 years. A total of 14 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 18 assets.

Microsoft’s largest acquisition to date was in 2022, when it acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2009, when it sold Razorfish to Publicis Groupe SA for $530M. Microsoft has acquired in 26 different US states, and 22 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (54%) and internet software and services (27%).

Microsoft Business Overview

Where is Microsoft headquartered?

Microsoft is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

What is Microsoft’s revenue?

Microsoft disclosed revenue of 211,915M USD for 2023 and 198,270M USD for 2022.

How many employees does Microsoft have?

Microsoft has 221,000 employees.

What sector is Microsoft in?

Microsoft is a software company.

When was Microsoft founded?

Microsoft was founded in 1975.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity225
    • M&A Buy Activity213
    • M&A Sell Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 22
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 40
  • M&A Advisors 4

Microsoft

Microsoft Corp.

One Microsoft Way,
Redmond, Washington 98052
United States,
(425) 882-8080
www.microsoft.com

Microsoft is a global technology company that offers a broad spectrum of software products, services, and devices designed to help individuals and organizations across various sectors. Its extensive portfolio includes the Windows operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite for productivity, and the Azure cloud computing platform, providing solutions for computing, analytics, storage, and networking. Microsoft also delves into enterprise applications with Dynamics 365, connects professionals via LinkedIn, and engages gamers through its Xbox brand and related services. Additionally, it offers internet services such as Bing for web search, Outlook.com for email, and Skype for communication. Microsoft was formed in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (4.4/yr) # 191 8 9 4 1 - 213
vol $67.1B $7.7B $19.7B $68.7B $163.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 11 - - 1 - - 12
vol $530M $530M
  225

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Fungible, Inc. 2023-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.fungible.com
Lumenisity Ltd. 2022-12-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Romsey, United Kingdom · www.lumenisity.com
Miburo 2022-06-14 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.miburo.com
Minit B.V. 2022-03-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Amsterdam, Netherlands · www.minit.io
Bungie, Inc. 2022-01-31 - Divestiture
Kirkland, Washington · www.bungie.net
Activision Blizzard, Inc. 2022-01-18 68.7B USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.activisionblizzard.com
Xandr, Inc. 2021-12-21 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.xandr.com
Two Hat Security 2021-10-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Kelowna, British Columbia · www.twohat.com
Ally Technologies, Inc. 2021-10-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Bellevue, Washington · www.ally.io
Clipchamp 2021-09-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Brisbane, Australia · www.clipchamp.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
LinkedIn Corp. 2016-06-13 SlideShare 2020-08-11 1
Mountain View, California · www.linkedin.com San Francisco, California · www.slideshare.net

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Software 113 (53%) 31.9B (20%) 1 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services 57 (27%) 47.9B (29%) 6 (50%) -
Information Technology 19 (9%) 1.0B (1%) - -
Digital Media 9 (4%) 68.7B (42%) 1 (8%) -
Technology Hardware 7 (3%) 6.3B (4%) - -
Marketing 3 (1%) 7.4B (5%) 2 (17%) 530M (100%)
Communications 2 (1%) - - -
Media 1 (< 1%) - 1 (8%) -
Staffing 1 (< 1%) - 1 (8%) -
Consumer Products 1 (< 1%) - - -
Total 213 $163.2B 12 $530M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 153 142.5B 10 530M
  California 57 104.7B 1 -
  Washington 19 9.3B 3 -
  Massachusetts 14 19.8B - -
  New York 11 100M - -
  Illinois 5 - 1 -
  Maryland 5 7.7B - -
  Texas 3 - 1 530M
  Connecticut 2 486M 1 -
  Kansas 2 - - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  District of Columbia 2 - - -
  Colorado 2 - - -
  Virginia 2 100M - -
  Ohio 2 170M - -
  North Carolina 2 - - -
  New Jersey 2 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 50M 1 -
  Idaho 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Vermont 1 - - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 - - -
  Minnesota 1 - - -
Canada 16 - 1 -
  Ontario 5 - - -
  Quebec 4 - 1 -
  British Columbia 4 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
  Saskatchewan 1 - - -
United Kingdom 14 250M 1 -
Israel 6 695M - -
France 4 - - -
Sweden 3 2.5B - -
Germany 2 - - -
Australia 1 - - -
Austria 1 - - -
Denmark 1 1.5B - -
Finland 1 6.1B - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
Luxembourg 1 8.5B - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 - - -
Norway 1 1.2B - -
Poland 1 - - -
Portugal 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Thailand 1 - - -
United Arab Emirates 1 - - -
Domestic 153 (72%) 142.5B (87%) 10 (83%) 530M (100%)
Cross-border 60 (28%) 20.7B (13%) 2 (17%) -
Total 213 $163.2B 12 $530M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs
3
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
4
Covington & Burling LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 13 $159.4B
$100M to $1B 13 $3.2B
< $100M 7 $581M
TOTAL $163.2B
Largest Activision Blizzard, Inc.
$68.7B (2022-01-18)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $530M
TOTAL $530M
Largest Razorfish
$530M (2009-08-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
6%
13 (6%)
Strategic(s)
4%
9 (4%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
75%
9 (75%)

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