A good third quarter
According to data from 451 Research, technology research and consultancy company, the mergers and acquisitions in the tics sector reached a value of $100,000 M in the last quarter of 2014. This figure is 25% more than the total recorded in the third quarter of 2013, and double the same period in 2012.
Major operations in 2014
The value of mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector so far this year exceeds 1TP2Q373bn, surpassing the total invested in the first three quarters of 2012 and 2013 combined.
In 2014, several transactions have been closed for quite a large amount. The largest transaction was the purchase of WhatsApp by Facebook $19.000M.
Facebook has also made another major purchase this year, acquiring Oculus VR for $2,300M.
Another major purchase was made by AppleThe purchase of Beats by Apple is the largest purchase Apple has ever made, none of which has ever been more than $1 billion," says Diego Gutierrez of Abra-INVEST.
Another major operation has been the purchase of Nets by Google for $3.200M, a company that makes home devices such as thermostats and smoke alarms. "With this acquisition, which is Google's second largest since it bought Motorola in 2012, the company is taking another step in its pursuit of business opportunities beyond the Internet," says Diego Gutierrez.
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