Requesting Data and input on M&A for an article.


I am interviewing people for stories on how M&A played key roles in the success of many companies.  From Microsoft need a system for IBM to Google/Facebook dominating ads by acquisitions.

GOOGLE / Alphabet

google acquisitions

 

MICROSOFT – Day one acquisition (kinda):

Microsoft founder could not develop fast enough a system for IBM, so the acquired a company for its DOS software.

For this deal, Microsoft purchased a CP/M clone called 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products, which it branded as MS-DOS, although IBM rebranded it to IBM PC DOS.

-DOS had a command structure and application programming interface that imitated that of Digital Research‘s CP/M operating system, which made it easy to port programs from the latter. The system was licensed and then purchased by Microsoft and developed further as MS-DOS and PC DOS.[1] Source: https://www.msx.org/wiki/The_History_of_MSX-DOS

Homebrew deals and VC Deals that close!


TODAY’S HOT NEWS!

Look out First Round Capital!   Looks like Hunter Walk ( Linden Labs / Google / YouTube / angel investor ) and Stya Patel ( Twitter / AdSense / Battery Ventures ) are forming a debt fund of $25 million / incubator!

Forture: The new firm is called Homebrew, and is raising $25 million for its debut fund. According to documents viewed by Fortune, the investment strategy would be to back technology startups that “enable the people-based economy” for both consumers and enterprises. The portfolio would be fairly concentrated — fewer than two dozen companies — with around half being incubations and the other half being seed-stage financings.Homebrew would offer a variety of services to portfolio companies — co-location space, recruiting, etc. — and also would provide a small slice of carried interest to entrepreneurs (kind of like what First Round Capital has done).

DEALS THAT CLOSED

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Below are deals from this week:

Information provide by Associated Press, Crunchbase, Forbes, Market Watch, Rueters, and other sources.  Please check company website for best information as the about information is from 2nd hand resources.

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