Market Overview

19 Companies Google Could Buy With Its $102 Billion In Cash

19 Companies Google Could Buy With Its $102 Billion In Cash
Related GOOG
Tech Sector Earnings: Revenue Growth Widely Expected To Slow, Will Global Uncertainty Weigh?
Another Day, Another Bank Misses On Earnings: Market Could Be On Defensive
FT: Spotify plans in-car voice-controlled music player (Seeking Alpha)
Related GOOGL
Google Buys Smartwatch Tech And Know-How From Fossil
Alphabet, McDonald's, Netflix, Xilinx: 'Fast Money' Picks For January 16
FT: Spotify plans in-car voice-controlled music player (Seeking Alpha)

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) has pocket change, and some think it’s time to go shopping. Josh Brown — CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management and emcee of the upcoming Benzinga Global Fintech Awards — may have been one of the first to consider this:

Truly, Google has enough capital to subsume a good number of competitors or suppliers. Here are some of the companies it could buy.

Auto OEMs

Alphabet could bolster its Waymo subsidiary with any two U.S. automakers. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) has a market cap of $48.84 billion; General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), $52.87 billion; Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), $42.38 billion; and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU), $36.89 billion.

Car Suppliers

Or it could build out its own OEM by aggregating suppliers. Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH), Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), Magna International Inc. (USA) (NYSE: MGA) and BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) together total just $49.29 billion in market cap.

Data Analyzers

The company could boost its ad business with data and analytics tools from Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) ($52 million) or even, inc. (NYSE: CRM) ($89.67 billion).

Production Companies

It could also expand YouTube’s original content portfolio by acquiring Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (USA) Class A (NYSE: LGF.A) (NYSE: LGF.B) at $5.19 billion or CBS Corporation Common Stock (NYSE: CBS) at $18.89 billion.

Tech Manufacturers

Alphabet’s Nest could accelerate smart home device development with the purchase of BlackBerry Ltd (NYSE: BB) or Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) for $5.7 billion or $16.5 billion, respectively.


The firms’ Verily and Calico subsidiaries could enhance research and development efforts with companies as big as Eli Lilly And Co (NYSE: LLY) ($86.15 billion) or Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY) ($85.15 billion).

Internet Providers

Google Fiber could expand its reach as an internet service provider with the purchase of Charter Communications Inc (NASDAQ: CHTR) or Centurylink Inc (NYSE: CTL). Together, the competitors cost $93.02 billion.

Cyber Defenders

The newest subsidiary, a cybersecurity company called Chronicle, could eliminate competition from Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) with a $17.62-billion buyout.

Related Links:

Gene Munster Breaks Down Alphabet's Overlooked Businesses

Alphabet's Large Investment Spend Is Justified, KeyBanc Says

Posted-In: IoT WaymoLong Ideas Trading Ideas Best of Benzinga


Related Articles (BMY + BB)

View Comments and Join the Discussion!

Today In Cryptocurrency: Ethereum Rises, Tech CEO Calls Bitcoin A Scam, Institutions Warming To Crypto Trading

HomePod 'Immaterial' To Apple Sales, Earnings: Deutsche Bank