March 10, 2014
Ebay’s PayPal acquired nine companies since 2005 with a total disclosed value of $1,602 M for five of these deals. Most of the acquisitions were in the field of mobile payments, fraud management, payment gateways/processing, and developers platform. While the main business reasons behind the acquisitions were to enhance technology, expand market share and geographical presence, expand product line, and establish dominant market position.
A deeper insight into this reveals the following trends: