Google Paid Motorola $2.6bn For Good Will

Written by Computer Daily News     27/07/2012 | 00:33 | Category: INDUSTRY

Google is said to have paid a total of US$12.4 billion in its deal to acquire Motorola Mobility - considerably more than the US phonemaker was worth, according to some financial pundits.

Google Paid Motorola $2.6bn For Good Will

In regulatory filings Google says that $2.9 billion of the purchase price accounted for Motorola's cash, while $730 million went to customer relationships and $670 million to other net assets.

The largest percentage of Motorola's value, according to Google, was the $5.5 billion in "patents and developed technology."

The remaining $2.6 billion went to goodwill.