Microsoft’s $26bn LinkedIn Deal Boosts Tech M&A, Keeps Momentum Lagging

Microsoft’s announced acquisition of LinkedIn Corporation in an all-cash transaction deal valued at $26.2 billion (bn), the third highest valued deal targeting the US technology sector according to Mergermarket’s records since 2001, has given a “much needed boost” to the US tech sector M&A activity. But the hefty price tag has been questioned in some quarters.