Technology giants like Google, Apple and Facebook often make headlines with their deals and acquisitions. Besides developing their own services, these companies often acquire other companies to get them to work for them as an in-house firm. It is a good way of expanding their business, getting more experts to work for them, and at the same time, get a service from a company that is already established in its working. Today, Google‘s latest acquisition has come to light. The company is said to have agreed to pay $2.6 billion for acquiring Looker Data Science, making it one among the biggest acquisition deals of the search giant. But then, Google is known for its expensive acquisitions. Here, we have listed down the 10 most expensive acquisitions that Google has ever made:
2Motorola: $12.5 billion
Yes. You read that right. Motorola Mobility was acquired by Google for a staggering $12.5 billion. This is the most expensive acquisition by the technology giant ever. However, the company did not seem to benefit much from it since it sold the company to Lenovo just three years later for less than $3 billion.