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g-f(2)769 THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE (12/29/2021), WSJ, Starboard Takes 6.5% Stake Worth Around $800 Million in GoDaddy

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Lessons learned, WSJ 

  • Activist investor Starboard Value LP has a sizable stake in GoDaddy Inc. and plans to push the domain registrar to boost its performance.
  • Starboard controls a roughly 6.5% stake in the company worth around $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter. While the hedge fund’s exact plans couldn’t be learned, Starboard typically pushes the companies it invests in to boost profit margins or improve performance in other ways and often seeks seats on their boards.

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Cara Lombardo is a reporter covering M&A for The Wall Street Journal in New York. She and her colleagues have broken several of the largest deals including United Technologies' $86 billion merger with Raytheon and AbbVie's $63 billion purchase of Allergan.

She joined the Journal in 2017 and previously covered activist hedge funds, the beverage industry and breaking news. As an intern with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s investigative team, she broke news about a jail inmate dying of dehydration that gained national attention and prompted criminal convictions.

She previously worked as a CPA auditing banks and asset managers. 

She has undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting and a master’s degree in journalism, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

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Lessons learned, WSJ

  • In addition to selling domain names, Tempe, Ariz.-based GoDaddy hosts websites and sells other web services to businesses. Its shares haven’t done much over the past three years and closed Dec. 23 at $76 apiece, giving the company a market value of around $12.7 billion.

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Lessons learned, WSJ 

  • GoDaddy was founded in 1997 by Bob Parsons and became known for its provocative advertising, including Super Bowl commercials and spots featuring race-car driver Danica Patrick. The company was sold to private-equity firms KKR & Co., Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures in 2011.
  • By the time the private-equity firms took it public in 2015, GoDaddy was remaking its image to attract entrepreneurs and emphasize products beyond web addresses, such as e-commerce tools. 
  • Starboard has invested in other domain-registry companies, including Group Inc., which was taken private in 2018 for around $2 billion, and a similar company had combined with years earlier

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