Very recently Microsoft announced that it is acquiring professional social networking site, LinkedIn. There will be many reasons for a company to merge or acquire other companies. Every startup company dreams of getting acquired by a Multi-national company.
So, here are some of best acquisitions in the past.
Google acquired Android for 50 million dollars, YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars,Motorola Mobility for 12.5 billion dollars
Facebook acquired Instagram for 1 billion dollars and WhatsApp for 19 billion dollars
Microsoft acquired Skype for 8.5 billion dollars and LinkedIn for 26.2 billion dollars
Apple acquired beats for 3.2 billion dollars
Oracle acquired Sun Micro Systems for 7.4 billion dollars
HP acquired Compaq for 18.6 billion dollars