New details emerge in Facebook’s Instagram acquisition
- $200 million goes to Instagram if feds block buy-out source
» That’s quite a deal for Kevin Systrom and company, considering the government will likely be monitoring a deal of this magnitude. According to an updated S-1 filing, Facebook has already paid $300 million to Instagram and agreed to pay a $200 million “termination fee” if any government agency blocks the planned buy-out. While it’s certainly not the same as a billion dollars, we imagine that the Instagram staff can sleep soundly knowing that they’ll all be millionaires no matter what. But, with that said, we’d be willing to bet that Facebook’s board of directors would have liked to have known about this little detail.