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9 Biggest Buyouts in Internet Stocks History

These multibillion-dollar buyouts weren't all winners

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#9. Google Buys DoubleClick

goog google stockYear: 2007
Sale Price: $3.1 billion
Inflation Adjusted Price: $3.5 billion

Google (GOOG) knew that its core business of online advertising was a big deal, and looked to consolidate power in 2007 with the purchase of DoubleClick. In fact, Microsoft (MSFT) tried to complain about antitrust issues because of how dominant the internet stocks were collectively at the time.

But the deal went through, and the rest is history. Google’s total advertising revenue has tripled since the purchase, from $16.4 billion in 2007 to $50.5 billion last year.

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