PayPal Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Financial ServicesCompany

PayPal has acquired 22 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

PayPal’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Honey Science for $4.0B. PayPal has acquired in 4 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (45%) and financial services (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity20
    • M&A Buy Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 6

PayPal

PayPal Holdings, Inc.

2211 North First Street,
San Jose, California 95131
United States,
(408) 967-1000
www.paypal.com

PayPal enables any business or consumer with email to send and receive online payments securely, conveniently and cost-effectively. The Company's network builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards to create a global payment system and delivers a product well suited for small businesses, online merchants, individuals and others underserved by traditional payment mechanisms. PayPal was founded in 1998 and is based in San Jose, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 13 4 1 - 1 1 20
vol $2.4B $2.7B $4.0B $200M $9.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  20

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
shopware AG 2022-02-08 - Growth Capital
Schöppingen, Germany · www.shopware.com
Curv 2021-03-08 200M USD Add-on Acquisition
Tel-Aviv, Israel · www.curv.co
Honey Science Corp. 2019-11-20 4.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.joinhoney.com
Simility, Inc. 2018-06-21 120M USD Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.simility.com
Hyperwallet Systems, Inc. 2018-06-19 400M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.hyperwallet.com
Jetlore, Inc. 2018-05-30 - Add-on Acquisition
San Mateo, California · www.jetlore.com
iZettle AB 2018-05-17 2.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Stockholm, Sweden · www.izettle.com
Swift Financial Corp. (Swift Capital) 2017-08-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Wilmington, Delaware · www.swiftcapital.com
TIO Networks Corp. 2017-02-14 231M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.tionetworks.com
Modest, Inc. 2015-08-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.modest.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 9 (45%) 5.5B (59%) - -
Financial Services 4 (20%) 1.3B (14%) - -
Information Technology 3 (15%) 2.3B (25%) - -
Software 3 (15%) 169M (2%) - -
Marketing 1 (5%) - - -
Total 20 $9.3B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 6.7B - -
  California 9 5.6B - -
  Massachusetts 2 280M - -
  Illinois 2 800M - -
  Delaware 1 - - -
Israel 2 200M - -
Canada 1 231M - -
  British Columbia 1 231M - -
Germany 1 - - -
Norway 1 - - -
Sweden 1 2.2B - -
Domestic 14 (70%) 6.7B (72%) - -
Cross-border 6 (30%) 2.6B (28%) - -
Total 20 $9.3B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Evercore Group LLC
1
Legal Deals
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
3
Sidley Austin LLP
2
Roschier, Attorneys Ltd.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $6.2B
$100M to $1B 8 $3.1B
TOTAL $9.3B
Largest Honey Science Corp.
$4.0B (2019-11-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
10%
2 (10%)

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