Microsoft has acquired 203 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Wunderlist on June 2, 2015

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.

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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

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