9 Biggest Buyouts in Internet Stocks History

These multibillion-dollar buyouts weren't all winners

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#6. AOL Buys Netscape

aol_logoYear: 1998
Sale Price: $4.2 billion
Inflation Adjusted Price: $6 billion

When AOL (AOL) purchased web browsing platform Netscape, it was a force to be reckoned with. But now AOL is struggling, and Netscape went from a dominant a market share of more than 90% to effectively zero in the decade after the deal.

Still, Netscape engineers went on to create the Mozilla Firefox browser and founder Marc Andreessen has gone on to play a prominent role as an investor in other internet stocks, including current online powerhouses LinkedIn (LNKD) and Twitter (TWTR) among others.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2014/02/internet-stocks-goog-msft-aol-fb/.

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