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Some of the largest companies in the world have been on a buying spree in 2014, snapping up complementary businesses via strategic acquisitions.

Tech mergers such as Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp for $19 billion–roughly 13 times Facebook’s 2013 net income–may look like the beginnings of another bubble. Then again, with the huge growth in mobile users and technology, some strategic acquisitions are practically a requirement for staying competitive.

The infographic below from FinancesOnline shows which mergers and acquisitions are shaking up the tech world and which have been flops.

IMAGES: Courtesy Company, Deals Shaking Up Tech

Last updated: Jun 23, 2014

GRAHAM WINFREY is a staff writer for Inc.com.
@GrahamWinfrey

Source: The Huge (and Small) Mergers Shaking Up the Tech industry (Infographic)

    

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