Yahoo! Acquisitions and Exits, 119 Deals Between 1997 and 2018
internet software and services Company

Yahoo! has acquired 114 companies of its own, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Yahoo!’s largest acquisition to date was in 1999, when it acquired for $5.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2010, when it sold to Monster Worldwide for $225M. Yahoo! has acquired in 9 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (54%) and software (39%).

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M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 111 1 - - - - 112
vol $17.6B $230M $17.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 - - - 1 - 7
vol $225M $225M

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$5.7B (1999-04-01)
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$225M (2010-08-24)

Internet Software And Services M&A - Last 3 Years

Yahoo! was acquired by Verizon Communications on July 25, 2016.

When analyzing the internet software and services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 1043 internet software and services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 42 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 8 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic internet software and services acquirer over the past 3 years is Alphabet, with 17 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the internet software and services sector over the past 3 years is Warburg Pincus LLC with 10 platform acquisitions.

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