Top 20 Deals for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
9 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
11 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
13 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
14 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
15 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
16 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
17 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
20 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  5. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  6. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  7. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  8. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  9. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  10. Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  11. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  12. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  13. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  14. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  15. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  16. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  17. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  18. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  19. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)

Top 20 Acquisitions for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $5,700,000,000 TW Telecom Level 3 Software & Services Acquisition
3 $5,300,000,000 MICROS Systems Oracle Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
9 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,100,000,000 Fusion-io SanDisk Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
12 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
13 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
14 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
15 $752,000,000 iParadigms Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Acquisition
16 $555,000,000 Dropcam Google/Nest Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
18 $500,000,000 DeepMind Google Software & Services Acquisition
19 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
20 $500,000,000 Skybox Imaging Google Software & Services Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  5. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  6. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  7. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  8. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  9. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  10. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  11. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  12. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  13. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  14. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  15. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by
    Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  16. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  17. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  18. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)

Top 20 Investments for 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,200,000,000 Uber Consortium Transactions Investment
2 $450,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
3 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
4 $256,000,000 PetHub Altivia Ventures Software & Services Investment
5 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
6 $250,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
7 $250,000,000 Campaign Monitor Insight Venture Partners Software & Services Investment
8 $225,000,000 Pure Storage Consortium Software & Services Investment
9 $215,000,000 Tango Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $210,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
11 $200,000,000 LY.com Ctrip Transactions Investment
12 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
13 $200,000,000 Mogujie Consortium Media Investment
14 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment
15 $175,000,000 MediaMath Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $160,000,000 Cloudera Consortium Software & Services Investment
17 $160,000,000 Automattic Consortium Media Investment
18 $157,000,000 Wayfair T. Rowe Price Associates, Julie M.B. Bradley Ecommerce Investment
19 $150,000,000 Ozon.ru AFK Sistema, MTS Ecommerce Investment
20 $150,000,000 Houzz Undisclosed Transactions Investment

More information

  1.  Uber Closes $1.2BN Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  2. Airbnb raises $450m mega round – Investment Round Up (Redherring)
  3. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  4. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (Lavca.org)
  5. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  6. Ride-Sharing Firm Lyft Raises $250 Million, Eyes NYC Expansion (TIME)
  7. Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners (Campaign Monitor)
  8. Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation (Recode)
  9. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  10. Flipkart Raises $210M In New Funding From DST Global And Returning Investors (TechCrunch)
  11. China’s Ctrip invests over $200 million in an online ticketing site (Tech In Asia)
  12. Social bulletin board Pinterest raises $200M with a $5B valuation (updated) (VentureBeat)
  13. Social Shopping Platform Mogujie Raises $200 million Funding at a Valuation of $1 billion (TechNode)
  14. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  15. MediaMath Raises $175M (FinSMEs)
  16. Cloudera Closes $160M Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Automattic Raises $160M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. Wayfair Secures $157M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Ozon receives giant funding from AFK Sistema and MTS (EWDN)
  20. Home Deco Site Houzz Raises $150M At A $2.3B Post-Money Valuation (TechCrunch)