Big Tech Mergers

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google use mergers and acquisitions to gain market power, acquire data, and snuff out any threats from would-be competitors. The list of their publicly-disclosed acquisitions is below. 

In September 2021, the Federal Trade Commission released a report documenting the total number of acquisitions made by Big Tech firms between 2010 and the end of 2019, including those that have were not reported to the agency. That report is available here.

Amazon: 

115 acquisitions over 23 years or ~5 deals per year

Apple

126 acquisitions over 33 years or ~4 deals per year

Facebook

92 acquisitions over 16 years or ~6 deals per year

Google

260 acquisitions over 20 years or 13 deals per year