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Google’s 2010 M&A Bill: $1.6 Billion and Counting

Discussion in 'Google' started by nickerlist, Oct 29, 2010.

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    Lost track of Google’s M&A binge this year?

    No problem: The company helpfully tallies it up for investors in its most recent quarterly filing.


    The big picture: Google has spent at least $1.6 billion buying 40 companies during the first 9 months of 2010. And if you assume the previously announced ITA deal goes through this year, you can tack on another $700 million.

    Google breaks out a few of the bigger deals:

    Slide: $179 million
    AdMob: $681 million (thats right from the iphone)
    On2 Technologies: $123 million
    37 other companies: $626 million

    Bear in mind that these numbers very likely underestimate Google’s real M&A cost, since they don’t include big employment contracts it hands out to keep key talent it picks up. Slide’s Max Levchin, for instance, is going to do very well as a Google engineer for at least a couple of years.
    nickerlist, Oct 29, 2010 IP
  2. sweta.singh.98

    sweta.singh.98 Guest

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    40 companies during the first 9 months .. its sounds well :)

    Cheer Up ... Google ..
    sweta.singh.98, Oct 29, 2010 IP
  3. Mr Perfect

    Mr Perfect Peon

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    WOW - Google - The GREAT !
    Mr Perfect, Oct 31, 2010 IP