Top 20 Deals for August 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$130,000,000,000Verizon WirelessVerizon CommunicationsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$24,900,000,000DellMichael Dell, Silver Lake PartnersHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$7,200,000,000MolexKoch IndustriesHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$7,170,000,000NokiaMicrosoftHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$2,700,000,000SourcefireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$1,900,000,000Verizon WirelessAT&TMobile & AppsAcquisition
7$1,900,000,00091 WirelessBaiduMobile & AppsAcquisition
8$1,100,000,000WazeGoogleMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$925,000,000CPUsageConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$865,000,000AXISAxiataHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$810,000,000BeidouChinaHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
13$800,000,000TrusteerIBMSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$780,000,000AlltelAT&THardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$710,000,000Mountain CablevisionRogers CommunicationsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
17$700,000,000360BuyOntario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom HoldingsEcommerceInvestment
18$685,000,000ViridentWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$600,000,000IntermecHoneywell InternationalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$600,000,000TSL EducationTPGSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. Verizon Takes Full Grip of Verizon Wireless in $130B Deal with Vodafone (Xconomy)
  2. Dell shareholders approve buyout by founder Michael Dell (BBC)
  3. Koch brothers move into electronics with $7.2 billion Molex deal (Reuters)
  4. Microsoft Enters Into $7.2B Deal To Buy Nokia’s Devices And Services Business And License Its Patents (TechCrunch)
  5. Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B (Techcrunch)
  6. AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Support 4G LTE (Market Watch Wall Street Journal)
  7. Baidu Agrees To Buy Chinese Android App Distributor 91 Wireless For $1.9B (Techcrunch)
  8. Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business (Techcrunch)
  9. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  10. CPUsage Closes $925K Venture Capital Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. Malaysia’s Axiata boosts Indonesia business with $865 million acquisition of AXIS (Tech In Asia)
  12. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  13. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  14. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  15. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  16. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  17. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  18. Can’t get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident (The Register)
  19. Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Confirms Intermec Inc. (IN) Acquisition For About $600 Million (Pulse2.0)
  20. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
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