Last week, we detailed the year-to-date technology M&A activity of the technology giants with Google leading the acquisition lead tables. This week, we wanted to look at the composition of those acquisitions and the breakdown between public and private companies acquired.
With the exception of HP acquisitions, technology M&A was predominantly of private companies with the breakdown as given in the below graphs. This may portend good things for venture capitalists and angel investors. The first graph is of the total acquisitions by each tech giant with the second being each of their breakdowns between public and private.
Note: Acquisitions of divisions or subsidiaries of public companies are included in public company figures.