A number of major acquisitions have occurred in the world in thee recent past which has a bearing on the consolidation of the business and being no 1 in a particular segment.
- Whatsapp by Facebook for $19 Billion (Oct 2014)
- Linkedin by Microsoft for $26 Billion.Its valuation is more probably the quality of networking is of higher merit as compared to whatsapp.
- Avast has announced that it is acquiring rival antivirus software company, AVG. The acquisition, which will see Avast paying $25 for each share, will amount to a total of $1.3 billion which is to be paid in cash.
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