Yahoo! Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Internet Software And Services Company

Yahoo! has acquired 114 companies of its own, including 1 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 Broadcast.com for $5.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2010, when it sold HotJobs.com 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

  • M&A Total Activity119
    • M&A Buy Activity112
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 1

Yahoo!

701 First Avenue,
Sunnyvale, California 94089
United States,
(408) 349-3300
www.yahoo.com


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 112 - - - - - 112
vol $17.8B $17.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 - - 1 - - 7
vol $225M $225M
  119

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
flickr 2018-04-20 - Divestiture
Sunnyvale, California · www.flickr.com
Polyvore, Inc. 2015-09-02 230M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.polyvore.com
Cooliris, Inc. 2014-11-21 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.cooliris.com
BrightRoll, Inc. 2014-11-11 640M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.brightroll.com
LittleInc Labs, Inc. 2014-10-03 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.messageme.com
Bookpad Techsoft India Pvt. Ltd. 2014-09-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Bengaluru, India · www.docspad.com
Luminate, Inc. 2014-09-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Mountain View, California · www.luminate.com
ClarityRay 2014-08-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Givatayim, Israel · www.clarityray.com
Flurry 2014-07-21 300M USD Add-on Acquisition
San francisco, California · www.flurry.com
RayV, Inc. 2014-07-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, United States · www.rayv.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 60 (54%) 9.3B (52%) 4 (57%) -
Software 43 (38%) 1.2B (7%) 2 (29%) -
Media 3 (3%) 5.7B (32%) - -
Marketing 2 (2%) 940M (5%) - -
Staffing 1 (1%) 436M (2%) 1 (14%) 225M (100%)
Communications 1 (1%) - - -
E-Commerce 1 (1%) 230M (1%) - -
Information Technology 1 (1%) - - -
Total 112 $17.8B 7 $225M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 96 15.3B 6 225M
  California 53 6.6B 2 -
  New York 12 2.5B 1 225M
  Massachusetts 2 214M - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 100M - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
United Kingdom 3 1.7B - -
China 2 - - -
France 1 535M 1 -
Israel 2 - - -
Taiwan 2 167M - -
1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
Indonesia 1 - - -
Jordan 1 164M - -
Sweden 1 - - -
Domestic 96 (86%) 15.3B (86%) 6 (86%) 225M (100%)
Cross-border 16 (14%) 2.5B (14%) 1 (14%) -
Total 112 $17.8B 7 $225M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $12.0B
$100M to $1B 16 $5.2B
< $100M 14 $632M
TOTAL $17.8B
Largest Broadcast.com, Inc.
$5.7B (1999-04-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $225M
TOTAL $225M
Largest HotJobs.com, Ltd.
$225M (2010-08-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
6 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
3 33%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
17%
1 17%
Strategic(s)
83%
5 83%

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