Strongest annual start for Tech M&A since 2000: Thomson Reuters Deals Insight

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Facebook’s Oculus acquisition pushes Tech M&A to highest annual start since 2000, as value reaches $65.2 billion so far in 2014.

The US$2.2 billion offer to buy virtual reality goggle maker Oculus VR Inc is Facebook’s 2nd largest acquisition of all time, after the US$19.5 billion offer for messaging app WhatsApp last month.

The deal is the 6th largest technology deal to be announced so far this year.

It pushes worldwide announced M&A activity in the technology sector to US$65.2 billion so far during 2014, up 90% from the same period last year (US$34.4 billion) and the highest year-to-date level since 2000.

Announced High Tech M&A Volumes: Thomson Reuters

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