The Scales Tilt in the Buy vs. Build Calculus

How Tech Trends have Influenced Tech M&A Behavior

The recent $19 bil WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook was officially to “make the world more open and connected.” While perhaps true, it is more likely about absorbing the attention and user data.Recent tech trends have actually led to a swing in the buy vs. build calculus, not towards more organic development, but to more inorganic growth via acquisitions. While this might seem counter-intuitive, in this article we explore why it is the case.

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