Rakuten Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And ServicesCompany

Rakuten has acquired 22 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Rakuten’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Altiostar Networks for $1.0B. Rakuten has acquired in 3 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (50%) and e-commerce (10%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity26
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten Crimson House 1-14-1 Tamagawa Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo, 158-0094
Japan,
+81 50 5581 6910
www.global.rakuten.com

Rakuten Group is a consumer focused Internet service company. Rakuten provides a variety of consumer- and business-focused services including e-commerce, eBooks & eReading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. Rakuten Group is expanding globally and currently has operations throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania. Rakuten was founded in 1997 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 16 - 3 - 2 1 22
vol $2.9B $1.0B $3.9B
Sell (0.8/yr) # - 1 1 1 - 1 4
  26

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Altiostar Networks, Inc. 2021-08-04 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Tewksbury, Massachusetts · www.altiostar.com
Slice Technologies, Inc. 2021-03-15 - Divestiture
Palo Alto, California · www.slice.com
Pop Tech Pty Ltd. 2020-12-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Prahran, Australia · www.fillr.com
Seiyu GK 2020-11-16 - Stake Purchase
Tokyo, Japan · www.seiyu.co.jp
OverDrive, Inc. 2019-12-24 - Divestiture
Cleveland, Ohio · www.overdrive.com
O-net, Inc. 2018-11-28 - Divestiture
Tokyo, Japan · https://onet.rakuten.co.jp
Everybody’s bitcoin, Inc. 2018-08-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Tokyo, Japan
LOB, Inc. 2018-07-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Tokyo, Japan · www.lob-inc.com
Curbside, Inc. 2018-06-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Palo Alto, California · www.curbside.com
The Grommet, Inc. 2017-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Somerville, Massachusetts · www.thegrommet.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ebates Performance Marketing, Inc. 2014-09-09 ShopStyle, Inc. 2017-02-23 3
San Francisco, California · www.ebatesinc.com San Francisco, California · www.shopstyle.com
Ebates Performance Marketing, Inc. 2014-09-09 Cartera Commerce, Inc. 2017-01-27 2
San Francisco, California · www.ebatesinc.com Lexington, Massachusetts · www.cartera.com
Rakuten Kobo, Inc. 2012-01-11 Deutsche Telekom AG - Tolino Ecosystem 2017-01-02 2
Toronto, Ontario · www.kobo.com Bonn, Germany

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 11 (50%) 2.4B (62%) 1 (25%) -
E-Commerce 2 (9%) 74M (2%) 1 (25%) -
Information Technology 2 (9%) 410M (11%) 1 (25%) -
Financial Services 2 (9%) - - -
Software 2 (9%) 1.0B (26%) - -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (5%) - - -
Digital Media 1 (5%) - - -
Retail 1 (5%) - - -
Consumer Services - - 1 (25%) -
Total 22 $3.9B 4 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Japan 8 74M 1 -
United States 6 2.4B 3 -
  California 3 1.0B 1 -
  Massachusetts 2 1.0B 1 -
  Ohio 1 410M 1 -
France 3 451M - -
Australia 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Channel Islands 1 38M - -
Cyprus 1 900M - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 8 (36%) 74M (2%) 1 (25%) -
Cross-border 14 (64%) 3.8B (98%) 3 (75%) -
Total 22 $3.9B 4 -

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.0B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.8B
< $100M 2 $112M
TOTAL $3.9B
Largest Altiostar Networks, Inc.
$1.0B (2021-08-04)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
3 (14%)
Strategic(s)
9%
2 (9%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
2 (50%)
Strategic(s)
50%
2 (50%)

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