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The Gafam have never made as many acquisitions as in 2021

2022-01-25T05:39:20.885Z

ANALYSIS - Whether in volume or value, the tech giants have been particularly voracious, while regulators are struggling to keep up.



A gluttonous appetite.

Google, Microsoft, Amazon, these tech giants have never made as many acquisitions as in 2021. Data from Dealabs, revealed by CNBC, shows that Google bought 120 companies in 2021. Microsoft acquired 56, and Amazon 29. These figures surpass their previous records recorded in 2020. And Dealabs only takes into account acquisitions that have been made public.

The real number is therefore much higher.

The total value of these mergers and acquisitions is also skyrocketing.

For Google, it is 22 billion dollars, a historic record.

Microsoft reaches 25.7 billion dollars, a figure that includes the 19 billion devoted to the acquisition of the intelligent voice solution Nuance.

This score remains below the 2016 financial year, marked by the acquisition of LinkedIn for 26 billion dollars.

But it has just been pulverized in January 2022 by the 68 billion dollars put on the table to acquire the video game publisher Activision.

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Source: lefigaro

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