I just saw the breaking news about Tesla acquiring SolarCity for $2.6B and realised it’s been a huge two months of tech acquisitions.
I tabulated the big ones (let me know if I’ve missed any).
In total, eight deals totalled to a value of more than $100 billion!!
Microsoft acquires LinkedIn for $26.6B
Symantec acquires Blue Coat Systems for $4.65B
SoftBank acquires ARM for $32B
Analogue Devices acquires Linear Technology for $14.8B
Oracle acquires NetSuite for $9.3B
Verizon acquires Yahoo for $4.83B
Didi Chuxing acquires Uber China for a 20% stake in Didi ($7B)
Tesla acquires SolarCity for $2.6B