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February 8, 2011

Google Acquisitions By Industry and Location

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Google Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of Google Inc. that makes strategic investments in technology companies. Google Ventures seeks to invest in start-up companies in a variety of fields ranging from Internet, software, and hardware to clean-tech, bio-tech, and health care.

Google is maintaining a torrid acquisition pace in 2010 with 23 acquisitions year-to-date (with over one quarter still to go).  The year’s total is equivalent to Google’s cumulative acquisition total from 2007 to 2009.  Using CB Insights M&A data, we broke down Google’s acquisition activity over time and looked at 2010 specifically by sector, industry and by focus area of the targets.
After a brief respite during the recession in 2008 and 2009, Google appears to be making up for lost time with this year’s acquisition levels as can be seen below which shows the company’s acquisition activity since 2001.  More interesting, however, is what sectors Google is focused on as can be seen in the second graph.( source: cbinsights)