Goolge leads online and mobile acquisition chart in H2


is leading the acquisition chart in the online and mobile markets during the
first half of 2011, according to Berkery Noyes.


Google remained acquisitive in the
sector, purchasing 11 companies over the first half of the year, bringing its
two-and-a-half year total to 39. The firm’s most recent purchases represented a
wide range of companies and technologies in the Online and Mobile sector,
including social network analytics, search engines, and messaging services.


largest transaction during 1st Half 2011 was Microsoft Corporation‘s announced acquisition of
Skype Technologies SA from an
investor group led by Silver Lake Partners for $9.08


Berkery Noyes report analyzes merger and acquisition activity in the segment
across 1st Half 2011 and compares it with activity for the four previous
sixth-month periods from 2009-2010.


to Berkery Noyes research, the Online and Mobile Industry’s
robust growth over the past two and a half years continued across the last six


volume in 1st half 2011 increased by 23 percent over the previous six-month
period, from 643 transactions to 788. Total transaction value increased even
more significantly, climbing from $28.5 billion in
2nd half 2010 to $43.3 billion in 1st half 2011, a
52 percent jump.


among investment banking firms, Berkery Noyes
combines independent strategic research and industry intelligence with senior
sector specific banking expertise. Long having been an innovator in database
and research technology in M&A, Berkery Noyes has committed itself to
providing more expansive and more current information on the acquisition
activity in its sectors.


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