01 Nov Google’s Biggest Acquisitions
As Google nears 200 M&A deals since its YouTube acquisition back in 2006, we visualize the tech giant’s top acquisitions.
Eleven years ago, tech giant Google announced its largest acquisition since it incorporated in a Menlo Park garage, paying $1.7B for YouTube, a video platform that at the time had fewer than 100 employees.
This includes six $1B+ acquisitions, such as marketing solutions provider DoubleClick ($3.1B, 2007) and navigation app Waze ($1.15B, 2013). More recently, the company made a big push into AI, acquiring UK-based DeepMind ($650M, 2014).