Amazon Acquisitions

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Recent Amazon Acquisitions

Amazon made a total of 20 acquisitions from January 2017 to May 2019. The required information concerning the acquired companies were provided in the attached spreadsheet.

  • Amazon completed acquisitions of companies from various industries, which include cloud computing firms, such as CloudEndure and TSO Logic, and grocery store chain like Whole Foods Market.
  • Among the companies acquired within the given time frame, the acquisition of Whole Foods Market was the biggest in terms of value, which was reported to be $13.2 billion.
  • Some acquisition values were not disclosed, such as those transactions involving Thinkbox Software, Wing.ae, and Goo Technologies, among others.
  • The latest acquisition by Amazon was in April 2019, when it scooped up the robotics firm Canvas Technology.

research strategy:

The research started by looking for a precompiled list of all the acquisitions made by Amazon from January 2017 to May 2019. We found such list on the website of Revolvy. To confirm the accuracy of the information given on the website, we consulted the annual reports, press releases, and SEC filings of Amazon as well as news articles and company databases. We also examined these resources to ensure that the list provided by Revolvy was comprehensive. All findings can be found in this spreadsheet.
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