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Old Feb 23, 14, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by nkedel View Post

Given how much of the payout appears to have been in FB shares (and that these deals almost always involve a lock-up period), I'd certainly hope he sees some good synergies there.

At very least, taking equity rather than cash is a bet that FB won't be hurt by the dilution.
I don't mean to rain on his parade. Congratulations to him and his employees (seems like they took care of the WA employees).

Just pointing out that these mega deals don't seem to work out.

A more recent example, Google's purchase of Motorola for $12 billion.

And doubtful that MS will get $8 billion out of the Skype deal.

In fact, it's not clear FB saw a return on the $1 billion for Instagram, other than making sure some rival social networking service didn't eat into FB's dominance in social networking.
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