Top 5 Most Expensive Acquisitions
The most expensive acquisitions come in hefty price tag. When we talk about business, it is always up and down. The acquisition is often occurred in the world of business. There are many reasons of acquisitions such as to get the patents, to gain access to technologies and to shut on the competitor. The price for this acquisition will make you surprised. Check out the list of the most expensive acquisitions below:
Most Expensive Acquisitions: Facebook Buys WhatsApp ($19 billion)
Today Facebook is one of the biggest companies in the world. To get WhatsApp, Facebook has to spend $19 billion. The company can get access to 450 million users of WhatsApp. But there are some migrations of users after the WhatsApps’s acquisition. There are 200,000 users going to Threema and 500,000 users going to Telegram. However, that migration means nothing because WhatsApps still has millions users. WhatsApps is very popular among the mobile users. It is easier for them to text and send message. This handy application is a good professional messaging app.
Most Expensive Acquisitions: Google Buys Motorola Mobility ($12.5 billion)
In 2011, Google had to spend $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola Mobility. The deal between both companies was finalized in 2012. There are 17,000 patents that Google can secure against Apple. One of the important patents is the wireless communication technologies.
Most Expensive Acquisitions: HP Buys Autonomy ($10.3 billion)
HP is one of the biggest companies in the world. In 2011, it bought an enterprise software company, Autonomy with the price tag $10.3 billion. Actually the company has made a big acquisition before in 2002 by buying Compaq with the price $17.6 billion.
Most Expensive Acquisitions: Microsoft Buys Skype ($8.5 billion)
Another big acquisition in the history is when Microsoft bought Skype in the price of $8.5 billion. In 2005, eBay owned Skype in the value of $3.1 billion. A private investor bought Skype with a 40 percent lost. Then Microsoft bought it in the price of $8.56 billion when Facebook and Google are in a knocking state. We realize that there are only few users in Skype. However, Microsoft can rely on 8 million paying users who like to use Skype. In 2012, the company got $800 million for the profit from Skype.
Most Expensive Acquisitions: Oracle Buys Sun Microsystems ($7.4 billion)
Sun Microsystems was bought by Oracle in the price of $7.4 billion. Oracle considered Sun Microsystems as a threat to Oracle business. Therefore, the company decides to possess MySQL, the Solaris Operating System and Java.
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