Since writing about Google acquisitions a few months ago, and Yahoo Acquisitions, I’ve received more than a couple of requests from people asking about some strategies and methods for researching corporate acquisitions online.
There are a lot of potential sources of information that you can look at, but a few that you might want to start with first.
1. Web-based searches for reference sites, news articles, blog posts.
It’s possible to find lists of acquisitions on reference sites, on blog posts by people whose companies have been acquired, and through news stories about purchases. Search for things like “Google Acquired” (with the quotation marks) or “Google acquisitions” (again, with the quotation marks). Make a list of all of the companies that you can find that way, and then conduct searches for those companies to see if you can find out more about the acquisitions.