Microsoft yesterday announced the acquisition of Linkedin for a massive $26.2 B in an all-cash deal.
Since Microsoft’s first acquisition in 1987, it has purchased an average of six companies a year. The first billion dollar acquisition was in 2000 when it acquired Visio Corporation. Microsoft acquired a total of 9 companies for more than a billion dollars.
Here is a visualization showing Microsoft’s billion dollar acquisitions
How is Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn going to help both the companies and LinkedIn’s users? Is it a good bet by Microsoft to buy LinkedIn?
Share your thoughts by commenting below.
Enjoyed reading the blog post? Please share it with your peers. Spread the love