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9 Biggest Buyouts in Internet Stocks History

These multibillion-dollar buyouts weren't all winners

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Investors have been captivated by the $19 billion buyout of Whatsapp by Facebook (FB).

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Personally, the deal seems a bit rich. The math works out to roughly $42 per user, but right now there’s zero ad revenue at Whatsapp, and many users are on the service free of charge.

Only time will tell whether Whatsapp is ultimately a smart deal or not. But one thing that’s for certain is that the deal marks one of the biggest in the history of Internet stocks.

In fact, a tally of some of the biggest previous buyouts puts the Facebook-Whatsapp deal in the No. 2 spot.

So what are the other big buyouts in the history of internet stocks, and how did they turn out? Take a look:

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