Corporation Google completed a deal with the company Zagat, a renowned publisher of restaurant reviews. The purchase cost the corporation US$151 million, paid in cash. Total for the current year Google made 57 such acquisitions. The total amount of transactions reached 1.44 billion US dollars. The data was provided by the company in a report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Purchase Zagat became one of the largest ever Google. It was announced in September, but the amount of the transaction became known only now. Also in September, the corporation acquired the company Daily Deals, a German company specializing in discount coupons. The deal cost the company US$114 million.
Actively acquiring companies with developed and popular services, Google seeks to strengthen its position and significantly advance in the technology market, primarily mobile.