Yahoo! - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Yahoo! M&A Summary

Yahoo! has acquired 118 companies of its own, including 4 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 10 different US states, and 12 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include internet software and services (56%) and software (38%).

Yahoo! Ownership

Who owns Yahoo!?

Yahoo! is owned by Apollo Global Management. It was acquired on May 3, 2021.

Is Yahoo! PE-backed?

Yes. Yahoo! is owned by private equity investor Apollo Global Management.

Yahoo! Business Overview

Where is Yahoo! headquartered?

Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

What is Yahoo!’s revenue?

Yahoo! disclosed revenue of 4,968M USD for 2015 and 4,618M USD for 2014.

How many employees does Yahoo! have?

Yahoo! has 9,400 employees.

What sector is Yahoo! in?

Yahoo! is an internet software and services company.

When was Yahoo! founded?

Yahoo! was founded in 1994.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity123
    • M&A Buy Activity116
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 8
  • Total Countries Invested 12
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 1

Yahoo!

Yahoo!

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


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 112 - - 1 2 1 116
vol $17.8B $17.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $225M $225M
  123

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Wagr, Inc. 2023-04-25 - Add-on Acquisition
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College Top Holdings, Inc. 2022-09-06 - Add-on Acquisition
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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
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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
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Internet Software and Services 64 (55%) 9.3B (52%) 4 (57%) -
Software 43 (37%) 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 116 $17.8B 7 $225M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 100 15.3B 6 225M
  California 55 6.6B 2 -
  New York 12 2.5B 1 225M
  Tennessee 2 100M - -
  Massachusetts 2 214M - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  Oregon 1 - - -
  Delaware 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 100 (86%) 15.3B (86%) 6 (86%) 225M (100%)
Cross-border 16 (14%) 2.5B (14%) 1 (14%) -
Total 116 $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
Investor(s)
3%
4 (3%)
Strategic(s)
3%
3 (3%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Strategic(s)
71%
5 (71%)

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