Rakuten, Inc.

Shinagawa Seaside Rakuten Tower, 4-12-3 Higashi-shinagawa,
Tokyo, 140-0002
Japan,
+81-3-6387-1111
www.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.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 7 1 3 3 2 - 16
vol $489M $1.9B $410M $74M $2.9B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
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According to our data here at Mergr, Rakuten has acquired 16 companies, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Rakuten’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Ebates Performance Marketing for $1.0B. Rakuten has acquired in 3 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (57%) and e-commerce (13%).

When analyzing the internet software and services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 1204 internet software and services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 53 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 9 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic internet software and services acquirer over the past 3 years is j2 Global, with 30 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the internet software and services sector over the past 3 years is Vista Equity Partners with 13 platform acquisitions.

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