A. FDI- foreign direct investment in everything from retailing outlets to new factories and new offices Google’s first foreign investment was in April 2011. The company invested in a solar photovoltaic energy plant in Germany. They spent 5 million dollars to spend in the plant that is located in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany. The German private equity firm, Capital Stage and invested in the plant. Google has its headquarters in Mountain View, California. However, the company also has offices in various countries around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, and the United Kingdom. B. Mergers and acquisitions of foreign companies Google has taken over a multitude of foreign companies, many in the early 2000’s. A few include: Endoxon: a mapping company in Switzerland, India and Germany allPay: a complete payment service to public and private sector organizations Neven Vision: image recognition technology (helped enhance Picasa)
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2012 for the course INT STUD 101 taught by Professor Stephenyoung during the Fall '11 term at University of Wisconsin.