The Gap - M&A Summary and Business Overview

Apparel/textilesCompany

The Gap M&A Summary

The Gap has acquired 7 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

The Gap’s largest acquisition to date was in 2008, when it acquired Athleta for $150M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2022, when it sold Gap Greater China to Baozun for $40M. The Gap has acquired in 2 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include apparel/textiles (43%) and e-commerce (15%).

The Gap Business Overview

Where is The Gap headquartered?

The Gap is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

What is The Gap’s revenue?

The Gap disclosed revenue of 16,670M USD for 2022 and 13,800M USD for 2021.

How many employees does The Gap have?

The Gap has 97,000 employees.

What sector is The Gap in?

The Gap is an apparel/textiles company.

When was The Gap founded?

The Gap was founded in 1969.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 1

The Gap

The Gap, Inc.

2 Folsom Street,
San Francisco, California 94105
United States,
(415) 427-0100
www.gapinc.com

The Gap is a specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies. The Gap was foundd in 1969 and is based in San Francisco, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 5 - 2 - - - 7
vol $315M $315M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 - 2 1 - - 4
vol $40M $40M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Gap Greater China 2022-11-08 40M USD Divestiture
, China
Context-Based 4 Casting, Ltd. 2021-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.cb4.com
Drapr, Inc. 2021-08-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Berkeley, California · www.drapr.com
IMC Global LLC 2021-05-04 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.intermixonline.com
Janie and Jack LLC 2021-03-25 - Divestiture
Corte Madera, California · www.janieandjack.com
Janie and Jack LLC 2019-03-04 35M USD Divestiture
Corte Madera, California · www.janieandjack.com
Weddington Way, Inc. 2016-12-05 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.weddingtonway.com
IMC Global LLC 2013-01-03 130M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.intermixonline.com
Athleta, Inc. 2008-09-22 150M USD Add-on Acquisition
Petaluma, California · www.athleta.com
Pottery Barn, Inc. 1986-09-01 - Divestiture
San Francisco, California · www.potterybarn.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Apparel/Textiles 3 (43%) 150M (48%) 1 (25%) 40M (100%)
Retail 1 (14%) 130M (41%) 2 (50%) -
E-Commerce 1 (14%) 35M (11%) 1 (25%) -
Information Technology 1 (14%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (14%) - - -
Total 7 $315M 4 $40M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 315M 3 -
  California 5 185M 2 -
  New York 2 130M 1 -
China - - 1 40M
Domestic 7 (100%) 315M (100%) 3 (75%) -
Cross-border - - 1 (25%) 40M (100%)
Total 7 $315M 4 $40M

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
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1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $280M
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $315M
Largest Athleta, Inc.
$150M (2008-09-22)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $40M
TOTAL $40M
Largest Gap Greater China
$40M (2022-11-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Strategic(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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