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List of acquisitions by Microsoft


Microsoft's first acquisition was in 1987 and it has purchased an average of six companies a year. Microsoft has made eight acquisitions worth over one billion dollars: Skype (2011), aQuantive (2007), Fast Search & Transfer (2008), Navision (2002), Visio Corporation (2000), Yammer (2012), Nokia (2013) and Mojang (2014).

Microsoft finalizes its $7.5 billion GitHub acquisition


Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub has received regulatory approval and is now official. Microsoft announced the completion of its $7.5 billion acquisition of the GitHub hosting and development service on October 26. European Union regulators approved Microsoft's GitHub acquisition on October 19. Microsoft announced intentions to buy GitHub on June 4, 2018. At that time, officials said Microsoft's CEO of Xamarin, Nat Friedman, would become CEO of the San Francisco-based development platform.

Microsoft: Is This Key Acquisition Paying Off?


Nearly 18 months ago, Microsoft (MSFT) announced the acquisition of professional media platform LinkedIn. I was among the highly skeptical who believed that the acquiree was a solid and promising company, but whose prospects and earnings potential did not justify a price tag of 650x forward earnings multiple.

Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion


Microsoft is buying GitHub for $7.5 billion, the company announced on June 4. Microsoft's CEO of Xamarin, Nat Friedman, is taking over as CEO of the San Francisco-based development platform. GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath will become a Microsoft Technical Fellow as part of the arrangement. Microsoft expects the acquisition to complete regulatory review by the end of calendar 2018, officials said. On Friday, word of a possible acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft began circulating, based on report from Business Insider.

Microsoft Deepens Health-Tech Push With Nuance Deal WSJD - Technology

Microsoft Corp. has agreed to buy artificial intelligence company Nuance Communications Inc. for $16 billion, extending Chief Executive Satya Nadella's run of big acquisitions to accelerate growth in everything from healthcare to videogaming. Microsoft said Monday it would pay $56 per Nuance share, a 23% premium over Friday's closing price, in a bet on the growing demand for digital tools within healthcare. The all-cash deal is Microsoft's second largest acquisition under Mr. Nadella. The company in 2016 spent about $26 billion for professional network LinkedIn Corp. Mr. Nadella's deal making has taken off since that landmark purchase.