Top Tech Acquisitions (1998-2014)

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Acquisition is frequently occurring in the IT industry and 2014 certainly had its big share since Facebook acquires Whatsapp in $19 Billion and apple acquires beats for $3 Billion. Illustration of 5 tech Giants acquisition. Take a look at some major tech acquisitions from 1998 till date.

 

 

AcquisitionAmount in Billion
HP acquires Compaq in 2001 $33.4
Facebook acquires WhatsApp in 2014 $19.0
HP acquires Electronic Data Systems in 2008 $15.4
Google acquires Motorola Mobility in 2014 $13.0
Oracle acquires Peoplesoft in 2011 $12.7
HP acquires Autonomy in 2011 $11.7
Oracle acquires BEA Systems in 2008 $9.4
Microsoft acquires Skype in 2011 $9.0
Oracle acquires Sun Microsystems in 2010 $8.0
Yahoo acquires Broadcast.com in 2001 $7.6
Microsoft acquires Nokia Mobile Phones Unit in 2013 $7.3
Oracle acquires Siebel Systems in 2006 $7.0
Microsoft acquires aQuantive in 2007 $6.9
AOL acquires Netscape in 1998 $6.0
IBM acquires Cognos in 2008 $6.0
HP acquires Mercury Interactive in 2006 $5.4
Yahoo acquires GeoCities in 1998 $5.1
Oracle acquires Hyperion Corporation in 2007 $3.8
Google acquires DoubleClick in 2008 $3.4
Google acquires Nest in 2014 $3.2
eBay acquires Skype Systems in 2005 $3.1
Apple acquires beats in 2014 $3.0
eBay acquires GSI Commerce in 2011 $2.6
Google acquires Youtube in 2006 $1.9
Yahoo acquires Tumblr in 2013 $1.1
Facebook acquires Instagram in 2012 $1.1

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