By comparison, Google spent nearly $5 billion in the first 9 months last year, and $1.3 billion in the first nine months of 2013.
BI compiled a nice list of Google's previous M&A:
2014 (first nine months): $1.1 billion on non-named acquisitions, plus $2.5 billion on smart appliance maker Nest, $517 million on Dropcam, and $478 million on satellite company Skybox Imaging.
2013 (first nine months): $369 million in non-named M&A, plus $969 million for Waze.
2012 (first nine months): $1.1 billion in non-named M&A, plus $12.4 billion for Motorola Mobility.
2011 (first nine months): $502 million in non-named M&A, plus $676 million for ITA Software, $151 million for Zagat, $114 million for DailyDeals GmbH.
2010 (first nine months): $626 million in non-named M&A, plus $179 million for Slide, $681 million for AdMob, $123 million for On2 Technologies.
The slowdown is most likely attributed to Google's recent restructuring to become Alphabet, and it would be unsurprising to see M&A pick up again later this year and into 2016.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 1 Nov 2015 11:32