Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola prompted Woork up’s Antonio Lupetti to prepare this awesome infographics, highlighting all of the search giant’s acquisitions over the past 11 years. Here are the highlights:
- In total, Google has acquired 102 companies with Motorola being their biggest one to date. If you recall, they paid $12.5 billion for the company.
- Other big purchases include DoubleClick in 2007 ($3.1 billion), YouTube in 2006 ($1.65 billion), as well as buying a 5% stake in AOL in 2005 ($1 billion).
- Of all the companies Google has bought, 74 were based in the United States, 6 in Canada, 5 in Germany, 4 in the UK, 2 in Australia, and 2 in Israel.
- In 2001, they bought only two companies. In sharp contrast, last year that number peaked at 26 and this year, they have already acquired 18 different companies. That’s 44 companies in 20 months. Someone said recession?
Those were the highlights. And here’s the “big picture.”