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5 Biggest Tech Acquisitions That May Never Be Topped

Among so many tech acquisitions, which were the biggest tech acquisitions that may never be topped?

Mergers and acquisitions have long been a valuable tool for companies to expand their reach and add capabilities. Companies acquire or merge to diversify their business models, increase their capabilities, or gain a competitive advantage. This is especially true in the tech sector, where certain technologies or platforms can take years to develop, but can be had instantly for the right price.

In this article we’ll take a look at five of the most important tech acquisitions of all time, in terms of either their value to the acquiring company, or what the acquisition otherwise allowed the company to accomplish. Those acquisitions were made by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ), and eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY).

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Withouth the further ado, we present you biggest tech acquisitions that may never be topped:

5. Facebook’s Acquisition of Instagram

In April 2012, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) announced that it was spending a whopping $1 billion to acquire startup social network Instagram, run by two 20-somethings, which had a mere dozen employees and practically no revenue. Today, Instagram has over 400 million users, more than Twitter. According to Credit Suisse, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) made around $570 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2016 from Instagram. This figure accounts for 10% of Facebook’s overall estimated revenue for the period. The investment firm also predicts that Instagram will add $3.2 billion to Facebook’s revenue for the full 2016 year. Instagram was valued at $500 million when Facebook acquired it, and would arguably be worth 20-times that or more a short four years later, making it one of the best tech acquisitions ever.

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