In the face the digital revolution, mergers and acquisitions are still a strategy used by large companies to catch up, maintain market share or get one step ahead.
These buyouts often speak louder than any official statement made by the respective companies. For instance, Google has managed to acquire 214 companies since 1996 for a total of $30.7 billion, according to analysis from British marketing agency Verve Search.
Using data provided by IG Group on the previous acquisitions of 10 tech giants — Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Sony — Verve Search analysed this data to establish which acquisitions made were the biggest.
Scroll down to see which were among the 19 biggest tech acquisitions in 2017.