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Apple Inc. (AAPL), Facebook Inc (FB), Google Inc (GOOGL) Acquisition Sprees Likely to Continue This Year

2015 is expected to be a great year for new deals, as U.S. technology companies look to bolster their capabilities. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), which pulled off some of the biggest deals last year, are also expected to look for big deals throughout the remainder of this one. A CNBC article discussed the expectations of more tech deals this year from the biggest tech companies in the United States.


“As we consider the almost $350 billion in cash and securities on hand at the top 25 technology companies, record levels of private equity dry powder waiting to be deployed, and see indications of full pipelines from every angle of the market, 2015 promises to be another exciting year in technology M&A,” stated a PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

This year is expected to be another big year for mergers and acquisitions by technology companies, as many of the indications are seen by the experts as favorable for such moves. According to the report, the top 25 technology companies, having power and interest, will be looking to invest in lots of profitable opportunities for expansion as the year unfolds.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), the opportunity finder, has bought WhatsApp for $22 billion in the last year. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) already had Messenger as a chatting app for its users when it acquired WhatsApp. According to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s CEO, the purpose for Facebook’s Messenger is different than WhatsApp, as Messenger is used to communicate with Facebook friends, while WhatsApp is more of a text messaging replacement that users might use for those who aren’t in their friends lists on social media. WhatsApp seemed to be a great business opportunity for Facebook, so the company acquired it even though it had the same kind of app available for its users.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has recently acquired Softcard, a provider of mobile payment services, for integration with Google Wallet, giving an ease of use to its customers. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) had purchased Nest Labs, Inc. (Nest) for $3.2 billion last year. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) expected that this acquisition would enhance Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s suite of products and services and allow Nest Labs, Inc. (Nest) to continue to innovate upon devices in the home, making them more useful, intuitive, and thoughtful, and to reach more users in more countries.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), the biggest tech company in the U.S as per its market capital, is also expected to hunt down any available and profitable opportunities in 2015 as well. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) acquired the Beats Music streaming music service and Beats Electronics ,which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers, and audio software last year for $3 billion.

Tech giants like Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) never see a shortage of business opportunities in the wide horizon of technology. These companies expand their businesses however and whenever they could in past, which mostly proved to be wise decisions. Innovations, research and going for new profitable business deals make these companies the top choices of investors and leaders of the market.

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