Microsoft officially announced that it will buy nuance communications, an intelligent speech recognition company, at a price of 56 US dollars per share, which is about 23% higher than its closing price on Friday. The total transaction price is 19.7 billion US dollars, about 129 billion yuan, all paid in cash!
In recent years, Microsoft has been very big on acquisitions, and many of the businesses of the target companies do not seem to be related to itself
In June 2016, LinkedIn was acquired with us $26.2 billion;
In June 2018, GitHub was acquired with us $7.5 billion;
In addition, there are two acquisitions that we have been trying to contact now:
In February 2021, it tried to acquire pinterest with a market value of US $54 billion;
In March 2021, it tried to acquire discord for $10 billion.
Nuance was founded in 1992. Its main business is intelligent speech recognition. Its main source of income is the sale of speech recognition and recording tools used in medical record dictation, customer service telephone and voice mail.
Microsoft plans to integrate nuance's speech recognition technology and other artificial intelligence tools, including customer service tools, into its own products to enhance the strength of speech recognition.
In fact, in 2019, the two sides have cooperated on a technology that can automatically upload the doctor patient dialogue to the electronic medical record.
At the same time, Microsoft has been trying to enter the field of health care, selling more cloud software to hospitals and doctors. Nuance has undoubtedly opened up a new way.
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