Tech Giants Antitrust Remorse

Jen van der MeerTech Titans

Big News: the FTC along with 48 states has accused Facebook of choking competition and plans to break up Instagram and WhatsApp. This will be very difficult -why? because the FTC has no means to evaluate the future value of a company. 

Take a look at the most recent years of Facebook acquisitions to see if you can spot the future winners, and recognize that Instagram was not just approved in 2012, Zuckerberg was ridiculed for paying as much as he did for a company with 0 revenues and 13 employees.

 

 

 

 

Facebook's Acquisitions 2005-2020

Not all acquisition costs or revenue disclosed at time of acquisition and this chart is based on analysis estimates using comparable logic and market size analysis.