Why Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn for $26 Billion

Reading time icon 1 min. read

Readers help support MSPoweruser. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Tooltip Icon

Read the affiliate disclosure page to find out how can you help MSPoweruser effortlessly and without spending any money. Read more

LinkedIn Microsoft

Microsoft today announced they are going to acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash.  Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. The deal  is expected to close this calendar year. You can read Satya Nadella’s email to Microsoft employees regarding this acquisition here.

$26 billion for LinkedIn is too much in my opinion. But, Microsoft’s leadership thinks otherwise. Check out the presentation below from Microsoft regarding LinkedIn acquisition and how it makes sense.

More about the topics: Acquired, Acquisiton, linkedin, microsoft, Reasons, Top 10 reasons