|Traded as||NYSE: DIS|
|Founded||1923, Los Angeles, CA, US|
|Headquarters||Burbank, California 91521, US|
|Mr. Robert A. Iger|
|Revenue||US$ 52.465 billion|
|US$ 15.171 billion|
|US$ 8.382 billion|
|Total assets||US$ 88.182 billion|
|Total equity||US$ 44.525 billion|
Number of employees
Walt Disney Company,
is an US-American mass media and entertainment company headquartered in Burbank, California. Disney is with a revenue of 52.470 billion US$ and 185000 employees one of the biggest media conglomerates in the world and ranked 53rd on the Fortune 500 List.
Its wide range of products include cable television, publishing, films, music, video games, theme parks, broadcasting, radio and web portals. The current chief executive officer is Mr. Robert A. Iger.
Disney was founded in 1923 by Walt and Roy Disney as “Disney Brothers Cartoon Studios” and is a component of the Dow Jones industrial average since 1961. Wal and Roy Disney started with animations bevor they add other projects. Today the Disney Company has four main divisions known as Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Media Network and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.
Since 1990, Walt Disney has engaged in a number of M&A deals: 123 transactions witha value of USD 47.78 bil. (for number and value per year, see figure below).
Top 10 Deals Walt Disney
|Rank||Date||Target||Nation||Value (in bil. USD)|
|1||07.31.1995||Capital Cities/ABC Inc||United States||18.84|
|2||01.24.2006||Pixar Inc||United States||7.53|
|3||07.23.2001||Fox Family Worldwide Inc||United States||5.20|
|4||10.30.2012||Lucasfilm Ltd||United States||4.05|
|5||08.31.2009||Marvel Entertainment Inc||United States||3.96|
|6||07.12.1999||Infoseek Corp||United States||1.61|
|7||03.24.2014||Maker Studios Inc||United States||0.95|
|8||07.27.2010||Playdom Inc||United States||0.76|
|10||08.09.2016||BAMTech LLC||United States||0.56|