List of acquisitions by eBay

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eBay is an online auction website launched on September 3, 1995.[1] Each acquisition is for the respective company in its entirety, unless otherwise specified. The acquisition date listed is the date of the agreement between eBay and the subject of the acquisition. The value of each acquisition is listed in United States dollars because eBay is headquartered in the United States. If the value of an acquisition is not listed, then it is undisclosed.

As of September 2013, eBay has acquired over 40 companies, the most expensive of which was the purchase of Skype, a Voice over Internet Protocol company, for US$2.6 billion. The majority of companies acquired by eBay are based in the United States. Most of the acquired companies are related to online auctions.

Acquisitions[edit]

Acquisition date Company Business Country Value (USD) References
July 16, 1998 Up4Sale.com Online auction  United States [2]
April 27, 1999 Butterfield & Butterfield Auction house  United States $260,000,000 [3]
May 18, 1999 Billpoint E-commerce payment systems  United States [4]
May 18, 1999 Kruse International Car-auction company  United States [4]
June 22, 1999 Alando Auction house  Germany $43,000,000 [5]
October 1999 Blackthorne Listing Tool  United States [6]
June 13, 2000 Half.com Online marketplace  United States $318,000,000 [7]
December 12, 2000 Precision Buying Service[note 1] E-commerce payment systems  United States [8]
January 8, 2001 Internet Auction Co. Online auction  South Korea $120,000,000 [9]
March 5, 2001 iBazar Online auction  France $66,000,000 [10]
July 8, 2002 PayPal E-commerce payment systems  United States $1,500,000,000 [11]
January 31, 2003 CARad.com Online auction  United States [12]
July 11, 2003 EachNet Electronic commerce  China $150,000,000 [13]
January 24, 2004 mobile.de Vehicles classifieds  Germany $152,000,000 [14]
June 22, 2004 Baazee.com Online auction  India $50,000,000 [15]
August 14, 2004 Craigslist[note 2] Classified advertising  United States $13,500,000 [16]
November 10, 2004 Marktplaats.nl Classified advertising  Netherlands $290,000,000 [17]
December 16, 2004 Rent.com Classified advertising  United States $415,000,000 [18]
May 18, 2005 Loquo Classified advertising  Spain [19]
May 19, 2005 Gumtree Classified advertising  United Kingdom [20]
June 2, 2005 Shopping.com Price comparison service  Israel $620,000,000 [21]
June 30, 2005 OpusForum.org Classified advertising  Germany [22]
September 13, 2005 Skype Limited[note 3] Voice over Internet Protocol  Luxembourg $2,600,000,000 [24]
April 24, 2006 Tradera Online auction  Sweden $48,000,000 [25]
May 30, 2007 StumbleUpon[note 4] Browser plugin  Canada $75,000,000 [27]
January 10, 2007 StubHub Electronic commerce  United States $310,000,000 [28]
May 3, 2007 GittiGidiyor Electronic commerce  Turkey $217,500,000 [29][30]
March 9, 2006 Meetup.com[note 5] Social network service  United States $10,000,000 [31]
January 29, 2008 Fraud Sciences Online risk management  Israel $169,000,000 [32]
October 6, 2008 Bill Me Later Electronic Commerce  United States $1,200,000,000 [33]
October 6, 2008 dba.dk & bilbasen.dk Classified advertising  Denmark $390,000,000 [34]
January 8, 2009 Positronic Inc. Machine learning  United States - [35]
March 15, 2010 Magento Electronic Commerce  United States $225,000,000 [36][37]
June 23, 2010 RedLaser Mobile applications  United States $10,000,000 [38]
December 2, 2010 Milo.com Shopping Engine  United States $75,000,000 [39]
March 28, 2011 GSI Commerce Marketing/Fulfillment  United States $2,400,000,000 [40]
March 28, 2011 Where, Inc. Local Search and Recommendation  United States $135,000,000 [41]
June 23, 2011 Alamaula Online Classifieds  Argentina - [42]
July 7, 2011 Zong Payments through mobile carrier billing  United States $240,000,000 [43]
September 8, 2011 The Gifts Project Group purchasing of gifts  Israel $50,000,000 [44]
September 8, 2011 The Gifts Project Group purchasing of gifts  Israel $50,000,000 [45]
December 11, 2011 Zvents Local Events  United States [46]
September 6, 2012 Svpply Social shopping  United States [47]
September 6, 2013 Decide.com Price-Forecasting  United States [48]
September 26, 2013 Braintree Payments  United States $800,000,000 [49]
September 27, 2013 Bureau of Trade Content / Commerce  United States - [50]
October 22, 2013 Shutl Rapid Fulfillment Service  United Kingdom - [51]
February 19, 2014 PhiSix Fashion Labs Virtual Clothing  United States - [52]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Purchased from Deja News
  2. ^ 25% of the company was purchased.
  3. ^ In April 2009, eBay announced plans to spin off Skype in a 2010 IPO, citing a "poor fit" for the company.[23]
  4. ^ eBay sold StumbleUpon in April 2010 to a group of private investors consisting of cofounders Garrett Camp and Geoff Smith, along with private equity firms Sherpalo Ventures, Accel Partners, and August Capital.[26]
  5. ^ 10% of the company was purchased.

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  17. ^ "eBay Acquires Dutch Company Marktplaats.nl". eBay. 2004-11-10. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  18. ^ "eBay to Acquire Rent.com". eBay. 2004-12-16. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
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