Infographic: Google's Biggest Acquisitions

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019

As Google announces its pending purchase of business intelligence platform Looker — its 4th-largest acquisition of all time — we visualize the tech giant's top acquisitions.

Over 12 years ago, tech giant Google announced its largest acquisition since it incorporated in a Menlo Park garage, paying $1.7B for YouTube, a video platform that at the time had fewer than 100 employees.

Since then, Google’s checkbook has opened wide (as we highlighted in our deep dive into Google’s M&A strategy), with nearly 250 acquisitions announced over the past decade.

Using CB Insights M&A data, we made a visual timeline of the largest acquisitions in the company’s history. See the list of top 10 below.

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