Most notable tech acquisitions of 2018

Some of the most significant technology acquisitions of the year so far


Last year was hardly a blockbuster for tech mergers and acquisitions, with Cisco's purchase of AppDynamics for $3.7 billion, Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo and Apple purchasing UK success story Shazam some of the few deals worthy of moving the needle.

So what's happening in 2018? Deloitte says that technology acquisition is now the number one driver for M&A activity in its M&A Trends report (pdf) for the year. Then there is the fact that Apple, the most valuable company on the planet, is looking to spend some of its massive $250 billion cash pile this year. Keep an eye on our enterprise tech startups to watch for some potential IPO candidates that could get snapped up.

Here are the most notable tech acquisitions of 2018 so far.