Microsoft Biggest Acquisitions
The Microsoft name which heard about the Windows Operating System. The company started in the year 1975 US New mexico. The founders are Bill Gates and Paul Allen.But the Microsoft is in the filed of computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Most famous Microsoft products are Visual studio, Microsoft Office, Windows OS,XBox etc.
LinkedIn Corporation (Acquisition Amount is $26.2 Billion)
LinkedIn is a employment related Social network. It started in the year 2002. The founders are
Now LinkedIn has 700 million users. The Microsoft acquire LinkedIn in the year 2016 for $26.2 Billion. agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash.
Skype (Acquisition Amount is $8.5 Billion)
Skype is a telecommunication Application which used for video calls and audio calls. Skype founded in the year 2003 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. The Microsoft acquire in the year 2011 for $8.5 Billion.Microsoft Corp. will acquire Skype S.A., a leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion from the investor group led by Silver Lake.
Nokia(Acquisition amount is $7.2 billion)
Nokia Corporation is a Finnish multinational mobile phone company It acquire Microsoft for $7.2 billion in the year 2014 later sell to another company
Github(Acquisition Amount is $7.5 Billion)
Github is software development version control using Git. It started in the year 2008. The founders are Tom Preston-Werner ,Chris Wanstrath P. J. HyettScott Chacon. It acquire Microsoft in the year 2018 for $7.5 billion
aQuantive (Acquisition amount is $5.9 Billion)
It is a digital marketing service and technology company. The company was started in the year 1997 and acquire Microsoft 2007 for $5.9 Billion .
Mojang Studios ((Acquisition amount is $2.5 Billion)
Mojang Studios is a Swedish video game developer and a studio,Mojang Studios is a Swedish video game developer and a studio.The company started in the year 2009. The Microsoft acquire company for $2.5 billion in the year 2014