Largest Corporate Buyouts Mergers and Aquisitions
Statistic Verification
Source: Reuters, BBC, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, MSNBC
Research Date: 11.26.2012
Below is a list of some of the largest corporate buyouts in history. The majority of buyouts were cash payments while some included stock equity.
Acquired Company Value / Price Acquirer Year
Note: This list contains buyouts, mergers, acquisitions and partial buyouts of company assets.
Mannesmann $202,800,000,000 Vodafone 1999
Time Warner $164,700,000,000 America Online AOL 2000
Philip Morris International $107,600,000,000 Shareholders 2008
ABN-AMRO $98,500,000,000 RBS 2007
Pharmacia Corporation $89,200,000,000 Pfizer 2003
Warner-Lambert Co. $88,800,000,000 Pfizer 2000
Mobil Corp $85,100,000,000 Exxon Corp 1999
SmithKline Beecham $76,000,000,000 Glaxo Wellcome 2000
Suez $75,200,000,000 Gaz de France 2008
Shell Transport & Trading Company $74,600,000,000 Royal Dutch Petroleum 2004
BellSouth Corporation $72,700,000,000 AT&T 2006
AT&T Broadband $72,000,000,000 Comcast Corp 2002
Citicorp $72,600,000,000 Travelers Group 1998
Aventis $65,600,000,000 Sanofi-Synthelabo 1999
Bank America Corp $64,000,000,000 NationsBank 1998
Kraft Foods Inc $61,600,000,000 Shareholders 2007
GM Certain Assets $61,200,000,000 U.S. Treasury Dept 2009
Bank One $58,000,000,000 JP Morgan 2005
Gillette Co. $57,000,000,000 Procter & Gamble 2005
US West $56,400,000,000 Qwest 2000
GTE $53,000,000,000 Bell Atlantic 1999
Tele-Communications Inc $48,000,000,000 AT&T 1998
Energy Future Holdings $44,370,000,000 KKR, TPG, Goldman Sachs 2007
Ameritech $42,000,000,000 SBC 1999
Alcon $39,000,000,000 Novartis 2008
Equity Office Properties $38,900,000,000 Blackstone 2007
Medco Health Solutions Inc. $34,300,000,000 Express Scripts, Inc. 2011
Hospital Corp. of America $32,700,000,000 Bain, KKR, Merrill Lynch 2006
RJR Nabisco $31,100,000,000 KKR 1989
First Data $29,000,000,000 KKR, TPG 2007
Harrah’s Entertainment $27,400,000,000 Apollo Global Management, TPG 2006
Alltel $27,000,000,000 Goldman Sachs, TPG Capital 2007
Clear Channel $25,700,000,000 KKR, Bain Capital, Thomas H. Lee 2006
Hilton Hotels $26,000,000,000 Blackstone 2007
Alliance Boots $24,800,000,000 KKR 2007
Kinder Morgan $21,600,000,000 Carlyle, Goldman Sachs and Riverstone 2006
Synthes $21,300,000,000 Johnson & Johnson 2011
Freescale Semiconductor $17,600,000,000 Blackstone, Carlyle, Permira and TPG 2006
Albertson’s $17,400,000,000 Cerberus Capital Management 2006
Capmark $16,700,000,000 KKR 2005
Hertz $15,000,000,000 Carlyle, Merrill Lynch and Clayton Dubilier & Rice 2005
Petrohawk Energy Corporation $14,900,000,000 BHP Billiton Limited 2011
Lycos $12,500,000,000 Terra Networks 2000
Kelda Group PLC $10,600,000,000 Citigroup Inc, HSBC Holdings PLC 2007
PeopleSoft $10,300,000,000 Oracle 2004
Centro Properties Group $9,000,000,000 Blackstone 2011
Millennium Pharmaceutical $8,800,000,000 Takeda Pharmaceutical 2008
Skype $8,500,000,000 Microsoft 2011
Massey Energy $8,280,000,000 Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. 2011
Navteq $8,100,000,000 Nokia 2008
Excite $6,700,000,000 @Home 1999
aQuantive $6,000,000,000 Microsoft 2007
Broadcast.com $5,700,000,000 Yahoo! 1999
Kinetic Concepts Inc $5,000,000,000 Apax Partners 2011
Ranbaxy $4,600,000,000 Daiichi Sankyo 2008
Netscape $4,200,000,000 AOL 1998
GeoCities $3,560,000,000 Yahoo! 1999
Weather Channel $3,500,000,000 Bain, Blackstone, NBC Universal 2008
WebEx $3,200,000,000 Cisco Systems 2007
DoubleClick $3,100,000,000 Google 2008
Skype $2,600,000,000 EBay 2005
Isis Pharmaceutical $1,900,000,000 Genzyme 2008
YouTube $1,650,000,000 Google 2006
Overture $1,600,000,000 Yahoo! 2003
Ask Jeeves $1,850,000,000 IAC/Interactive Corp 2005
PayPal $1,500,000,000 eBay 2002
Zappos $1,200,000,000 Amazon 2009
Fast Search & Transfer $1,200,000,000 Microsoft 2008
Mapquest $1,100,000,000 AOL 1999
Instagram $1,000,000,000 Facebook 2012
ATG $1,000,000,000 Oracle 2010
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How much did microsoft pay for skype ? list of largest corporate buyouts of all time ? largest aquisitions ever ? In 1998, Nation’s Bank Corp. acquired BankAmerica Corp. for $61.6 billion. Travelers Group acquired Citycorp for $72.5 billion. In 1999, AT&T Corp. acquired Tele-com Inc. for $69.9 billion. Vodafone Group acquired Airtouch Comm. for $65.8 billion. Sanofi-Synthelabo acquired Aventis for $65.6 billion. In 2000, SBC Communications acquired Ameritech Corp. for $70.4 billion. Exxon Corp. acquired Mobil Corp. for $85.1 billion. In the largest acquisition of all time, Vodafone AirTouch acquired Mannesmann for $202.8 billion. Pfizer, Inc., acquired Warner-Lambert Co. for $88.8 billion. In 2001, GlaxoWellcome acquired SmithKline Beecham for $78.7 billion. In the second-largest acquisition in history, America Online acquired Time Warner for $181.6 billion. In 2002, Bell Atlantic Corp. acquired GTE Corp. for $71.3 billion. Comcast Corp. acquired AT&T Broadband for $72.0 billion. In 2005, Royal Dutch Petrol acquired Shell Trans. & Trade for $80.3 billion. In 2006, AT&T Inc. acquired BellSouth Corp. for $89.4 billion. In 2007, shareholders acquired Kraft Foods, Inc., for $61.6 billion. RFS Holdings acquired ABN-AMRO Holdings for $98.2 billion, making it the fourth-largest acquisition of all time. In 2008, shareholders acquired Phillip Morris Intl. for $113.0 billion, making it the third-largest acquisition in history. Gaz de France acquired Suez for $75.2 billion. In 2009, the U.S. Treasury Dept. acquired GM Certain Assets for $61.2 billion.

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