Square, Inc.

110 5th Street,
San Francisco, California 94103
United States,
www.squareup.com

Square, Inc. is a provider of credit card processing services for individuals and small businesses. The Company provides products for mobile devices to accept credit card transactions. The Company was formed in 2009 and is based in San Francisco.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # - 2 2 2 2 - 8
vol $90M $90M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
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Largest Caviar
$90M (2014-08-04)
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According to our data here at Mergr, Square has acquired 8 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Square’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Caviar for $90M. Square has acquired in 3 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (88%) and semiconductors (13%).

When analyzing the internet software and services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 1203 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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