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  • Microsoft has acquired 101 companies since 2005.
  • Approximately 75% of these acquisitions occurred during 2005-2009.
  • 20 companies were acquired in in 2006 (recent high).
  • Only 4 companies were acquired in 2010 and 2011 (recent lows).
  • 6 companies have been acquired in 2014 already – 5 of these acquisitions happened after Satya Nadella became CEO.
  • Even tough the number of deals have been lower in recent years, Microsoft has had at least a single billion-dollar acquisition every year since 2011 in the form of Skype, Nokia, Yammer, and now Mojang.

Source: CB Insights

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