Google has acquired around 184 companies as of October 2015, with its largest acquisition being the purchase of Motorola Mobility, a mobile device manufacturing company, for $12.5 billion. Not all the acquisition figures are available but aggregating all the public known amounts, Google has spent atleast 28 billion USD on acquisitions.
With the recent re-structuring, Google became a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., which now owns most of the parts.
Using infocaptor dashboard software, we analyze the list of companies, products and services that Google has acquired since 2001.
A To Z List Of Companies Acquired By Google [Now Alphabet]
We extracted the first letter of every acquired company and plotted them as a simple bar chart. Google indeed has acquired A-Z companies.
Google acquires companies in order to fill gaps in the product line or merge/integrate with their existing product lines.
Let see which companies have been integrated into multiple products and which products have consumed more than one acquired companies/products.
Starting with the largest acquisition
Acquisition of Motorola Mobility
The below sankey diagram maps out the complete picture of all the acquired companies and which products/services they have been integrated within Google.
Another interactive Circle pack viz showing the number of acquisitions by year and the business category
Top list of acquisitions [based on publicly known figures]
Here is the full interactive dashboard Google acquisition and mergers