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InfoShot: 2013's Acquisition Shopping Sprees

Privco recently released a report looking at 2013’s Tech Acquisitions. Not surprisingly, Yahoo! came in top, having made 22 deals in 2013, stumping up well over $1 billion on acquiring private companies. That jump is pretty impressive considering they weren’t even in the top 50 for the year before.  The shopping spree looks set to continue with the company having bought 9 more startups in 2014 so far. But while many founders will be counting the cash, Yahoo!’s acquisitions come with a caveat: say goodbye to your product. Of the 39 startups the company have bought under Marrissa Mayer’s stewardship, 31 have been closed down.

But who else has been splashing the cash, and where’s all the buying & selling taking place?

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Dan Swinhoe

Dan is a journalist at CSO Online. Previously he was Senior Staff Writer at IDG Connect.

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