Bloomberg Law
Sept. 16, 2019, 10:50 AM

ANALYSIS: Google, Apple Focus M&A Activity on Tech Startup Takeovers

Grace Maral Burnett
Grace Maral Burnett
Legal Analyst

What is Silicon Valley buying? Looking at the top five most lucrative Silicon Valley firms, as ranked by the Fenwick – Bloomberg Law SV 150 List, Google’s parent Alphabet, Inc. is the most active in mergers and acquisitions. Apple, Inc. takes second place. For both tech giants, the acquisitions suggest a current strategy to take over a diverse variety of startups and make large strategic purchases of lines of business and intellectual property. Google’s acquisitions are a part of its effort to grow Google Cloud, while Apple seems to be on a path to bringing key components in-house so ...

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