Latest: June 3, 2018 - Github acquired by Microsoft ( $7.5Bn)Definitive list of tech acquisitions

Microsoft is a technology company that was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Its headquarters is located in Redmond, Washington. The company mainly develops licenses and supports software products, devices, and services. The segments of Microsoft include personal computing, intelligent cloud, business processes and productivity and its products include software development tools, server management tools, video games, business applications, server applications, and productivity applications. Microsoft also makes personal computers, phones, intelligent devices, gaming consoles, entertainment consoles and tablets. Currently, 124000 employees work for Microsoft and the company has an annual revenue of $94 Billion per year. The present CEO of Microsoft is Satya Nadella.

When Microsoft was founded, it specifically made BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. In mid-80s, Microsoft took over the home computing services and launched Windows operating systems. The company also became prominent in office computing with its release of Microsoft Office. After that, it diversified into video game industry with Xbox and entered digital services market with Windows Phone OS, MSN and Zune.

Subsequently, Microsoft has acquired 207 companies so far. Other than that, it has stakes in 64 companies and divestments in 25. 107 of the Microsoft acquisitions are based in United States. The details and prices of most of the mergers have not been disclosed by the company.

Microsoft has an average of buying 6 companies since its first acquisition of Forethought in 1987. Between 2005 and 2008, Microsoft purchased an average of 10 companies each year. 18 firms were acquired by Microsoft in 2006 including Colloquis, Winternals Software, ProClarity, Massive Incorporated, Lionhead Studios and Onfolio. Nine of the Microsoft acquisitions are more than $1 billion. These include LinkedIn, Mojang, Nokia, Yammer, Visio Corporation, Navision, Fast Search & Transfer, aQuantive, and Skype. The last acquisition made by Microsoft was AOL in 2005. Others are listed below.

Github

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 3, 2018
Developer Tools
$7.5Bn

Semantic Machines

Acquired by Microsoft
on May 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Avere Systems

Acquired by Microsoft
on January 3, 2018
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Cycle Computing

Acquired by Microsoft
on August 15, 2017
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Cloudyn

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 29, 2017
Cloud Computing
$50m

Hexadite

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 9, 2017
Network Security
$100m

Deis.com

Acquired by Microsoft
on April 10, 2017
Software
Undisclosed

Donya Labs

Acquired by Microsoft
on January 17, 2017
3D Tech
Undisclosed

Maluuba

Acquired by Microsoft
on January 13, 2017
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed
LinkedIn

LinkedIn

Acquired by Microsoft
on December 8, 2016
Professional Networking
$26.2bn

Genee

Acquired by Microsoft
on August 22, 2016
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Mixer

Acquired by Microsoft
on August 11, 2016
Video Streaming
Undisclosed

Wand Labs

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 16, 2016
Messaging
Undisclosed

Solair

Acquired by Microsoft
on May 3, 2016
SaaS
Undisclosed

Xamarin

Acquired by Microsoft
on February 24, 2016
Mobile
Undisclosed

SwiftKey

Acquired by Microsoft
on February 2, 2016
Mobile
$250m

MinecraftEdu

Acquired by Microsoft
on January 19, 2016
E-Learning
Undisclosed

Event Zero

Acquired by Microsoft
on January 13, 2016
Software
Undisclosed

Talko

Acquired by Microsoft
on December 21, 2015
Software
Undisclosed

Metanautix

Acquired by Microsoft
on December 18, 2015
Analytics
Undisclosed

Havok

Acquired by Microsoft
on October 2, 2015
PC Games
Undisclosed

Adxstudio

Acquired by Microsoft
on September 30, 2015
IT
Undisclosed

Double Labs

Acquired by Microsoft
on September 10, 2015
IT
Undisclosed

VoloMetrix

Acquired by Microsoft
on September 3, 2015
Analytics
$250m

Adallom

Acquired by Microsoft
on July 19, 2015
Cloud Computing
$320m

BlueStripe

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 10, 2015
Web Development
Undisclosed

Wunderlist

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 2, 2015
Taks Management
Undisclosed

LiveLoop

Acquired by Microsoft
on March 26, 2015
Collaboration
Undisclosed

N-Trig

Acquired by Microsoft
on February 12, 2015
Software
Undisclosed

Sunrise

Acquired by Microsoft
on February 4, 2015
Events
$100m

Acompli

Acquired by Microsoft
on December 1, 2014
Email
$200m

Aorato

Acquired by Microsoft
on November 13, 2014
Security
$200m
Mojang

Mojang

Acquired by Microsoft
on November 6, 2014
Video Games
$2.5bn

Equivio

Acquired by Microsoft
on October 8, 2014
Machine Learning
$200m

SyntaxTree

Acquired by Microsoft
on July 3, 2014
Gaming
Undisclosed

Capptain

Acquired by Microsoft
on May 28, 2014
SaaS
Undisclosed

GreenButton

Acquired by Microsoft
on April 30, 2014
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Parature

Acquired by Microsoft
on January 6, 2014
Cloud Storage
$100m

Apiphany

Acquired by Microsoft
on October 4, 2013
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed
Nokia Mobile

Nokia Mobile

Acquired by Microsoft
on September 2, 2013
Mobile Phones
$7.2bn

InRelease

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 3, 2013
Software
Undisclosed

Netbreeze

Acquired by Microsoft
on March 19, 2013
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

MetricsHub

Acquired by Microsoft
on March 4, 2013
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Pando Networks

Acquired by Microsoft
on February 4, 2013
Video Streaming
Undisclosed

R2 Studios

Acquired by Microsoft
on December 28, 2012
IT
Undisclosed

MarketingPilot

Acquired by Microsoft
on October 17, 2012
Software
Undisclosed

StorSimple

Acquired by Microsoft
on October 16, 2012
Cloud Storage
Undisclosed

PhoneFactor

Acquired by Microsoft
on October 4, 2012
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Yammer

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 25, 2012
Messaging
$1.2bn

VideoSurf

Acquired by Microsoft
on November 23, 2011
Social
$100m

Skype

Acquired by Microsoft
on May 10, 2011
Telecommunications
$8.5bn

Canesta

Acquired by Microsoft
on October 29, 2010
3D Tech
Undisclosed

AVIcode

Acquired by Microsoft
on October 6, 2010
IT
Undisclosed

Sentillion

Acquired by Microsoft
on December 10, 2009
Health Care
Undisclosed

BigPark

Acquired by Microsoft
on May 7, 2009
Gaming
Undisclosed

DATAllegro

Acquired by Microsoft
on July 25, 2008
Web Hosting
Undisclosed

Zoomix

Acquired by Microsoft
on July 14, 2008
Software
Undisclosed

Powerset

Acquired by Microsoft
on July 1, 2008
Search Engine
$100m

MobiComp

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 26, 2008
Mobile
Undisclosed

Navic Networks

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 18, 2008
Advertising
Undisclosed

Navic Systems

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 18, 2008
Wireless
Undisclosed

Farecast

Acquired by Microsoft
on April 9, 2008
Travel
$115m

Komoku

Acquired by Microsoft
on March 20, 2008
Security
Undisclosed

Rapt

Acquired by Microsoft
on March 14, 2008
Service Industry
Undisclosed

Kidaro

Acquired by Microsoft
on March 12, 2008
Virtualization
Undisclosed

Credentica

Acquired by Microsoft
on March 8, 2008
Security
Undisclosed

YaData

Acquired by Microsoft
on February 27, 2008
Analytics
Undisclosed

Danger

Acquired by Microsoft
on February 11, 2008
Mobile
$500m

MultiMap

Acquired by Microsoft
on December 12, 2007
Mapping Services
Undisclosed

Musiwave

Acquired by Microsoft
on November 15, 2007
Music
$46m

jellyfish

Acquired by Microsoft
on October 3, 2007
Product Search
$50m

Parlano

Acquired by Microsoft
on August 29, 2007
Messaging
Undisclosed

AdECN

Acquired by Microsoft
on July 26, 2007
Advertising
Undisclosed

Stratature

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 7, 2007
Software
Undisclosed

Engyro

Acquired by Microsoft
on June 5, 2007
Software
Undisclosed

aQuantive

Acquired by Microsoft
on May 18, 2007
Ad Network
$6.4bn

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