Facebook and WhatsApp: Acquire or Ally? Harvard Case Solution & Analysis


Established in 2004, astounding inflation had been witnessed by Facebook. Yet, confronted with the evolving mobile communication industry and increasing competition, the business was on the lookout to improve its user base by procuring WhatsApp.

Was it the appropriate choice for Facebook to acquire WhatsApp – And at the exorbitant price of $19 billion? From WhatsApp’s perspective, the business’s creator wanted to remain steadfast with his vision of connecting individuals, irrespective of the decision involving Facebook. Meeta Dasgupta is affiliated with Management Development Institute.

PUBLICATION DATE: September 02, 2014 PRODUCT #: W14408-HCB-ENG

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