Archive | October, 2013

Top 20 Deals for September 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $130,000,000,000 Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $24,900,000,000 Dell Michael Dell, Silver Lake Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $7,200,000,000 Molex Koch Industries Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $7,170,000,000 Nokia Microsoft Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $2,700,000,000 Sourcefire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,900,000,000 91 Wireless Baidu Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $1,900,000,000 Verizon Wireless (select assets) AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,530,000,000 Supercell SoftBank, GungHo Games Investment
9 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
10 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
11 $1,100,000,000 Waze Google Mobile & Apps Acquisition
12 $1,000,000,000 Climate Corporation Monsanto Transactions Acquisition
13 $865,000,000 AXIS Axiata Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
15 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Acquisition
16 $800,000,000 Braintree Ebay Transactions Acquisition
17 $780,000,000 Alltel AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment
20 $685,000,000 Virident Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

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. Baidu Agrees To Buy Chinese Android App Distributor 91 Wireless For $1.9B (Techcrunch)
  7. AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Support 4G LTE (Market Watch Wall Street Journal)
  8. Supercell Receives $1.53BN Investment (FinSMEs)
  9. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  10. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  11. Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business (Techcrunch)
  12. Monsanto’s feast: $1B Climate Corp acquisition shows the world is turning into 1s and 0s (Pandodaily)
  13. Malaysia’s Axiata boosts Indonesia business with $865 million acquisition of AXIS (Tech In Asia)
  14. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  15. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  16. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  17. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  18. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  19. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  20. Can’t get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident (The Register)

Top 20 Investments for September 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,530,000,000 Supercell SoftBank, GungHo Games Investment
2 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
3 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment
5 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
6 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
7 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
8 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
9 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
10 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
11 $206,000,000 ShopRunner Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
12 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
13 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
14 $200,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
15 $200,000,000 Airbnb Founders Fund Transactions Investment
16 $196,500,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
17 $180,000,000 Composite Software Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
18 $165,000,000 HootSuite Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $160,000,000 Nuomi Baidu Transactions Investment
20 $160,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. Supercell Receives $1.53BN Investment (FinSMEs)
  2. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  3. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  4. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  5. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  6. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  7. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  8. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  9. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  10. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  11. Alibaba leads $206M financing in Amazon rival ShopRunner (CNET)
  12. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  13. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  14. India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors (Techcrunch)
  15. Airbnb’s Nate Blecharczyk Confirms It Raised A $200M Round Led By Founders Fund (TechCrunch)
  16. Palantir Technologies Raises $196.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  17. Cisco Acquires Composite Software for $180,000,000 (Xconomy)
  18. HootSuite Raises $165M Series B Round From Insight, Accel And OMERS To Go Large On Enterprise Social Media Monitoring (TechCrunch)
  19. Confirmed: Baidu acquires majority stake in Renren’s daily deals site for $160 million (Tech in Asia)
  20. Flipkart Raises $160M in VC Funding (FinSMEs)

Top 20 Ecommerce Deals for September 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment
2 $206,000,000 ShopRunner Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
3 $200,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
4 $160,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
5 $150,000,000 Fab Consortium Ecommerce Investment
6 $130,000,000 Lamoda Consortium Ecommerce Investment
7 $110,000,000 LivingSocial Undisclosed Ecommerce Investment
8 $100,000,000 Zalora Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $100,000,000 Lazada Consortium Ecommerce Investment
10 $83,000,000 Acumen Brands General Atlantic Ecommerce Investment
11 $75,000,000 NJOY Sean Parker, Douglas Teitelbaum Ecommerce Investment
12 $70,000,000 Drafiti Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Ecommerce Investment
13 $53,000,000 Fancy Consortium Ecommerce Investment
14 $50,000,000 Snapdeal EBay Ecommerce Investment
15 $41,500,000 Warby Parker American Express, Millard S. Drexler Ecommerce Investment
16 $40,000,000 Reebonz MediaCorp Ecommerce Investment
17 $40,000,000 JustFab Consortium Ecommerce Investment
18 $35,000,000 Jumia Millicom International Cellular S.A. Ecommerce Investment
19 $32,000,000 Privalia Consortium Ecommerce Investment
20 $30,000,000 Living Proof Consortium Ecommerce Investment

More information

  1. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  2. Alibaba leads $206M financing in Amazon rival ShopRunner (CNET)
  3. India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors (Techcrunch)
  4. Flipkart Raises $160M in VC Funding (FinSMEs)
  5. Fab Grabs $150M At $1B Valuation (And Is Raising Another $100M+ More) (Techcrunch)
  6. Lamoda, The Samwer Brothers’ Russian Online Fashion Store, Snags $130M Led By Access Industries (Techcrunch)
  7. LivingSocial Raises $110M, Reports Say (FinSMEs)
  8. Zalora, Rocket Internet’s SE Asian Zappos Clone, Raises $100M More From Summit, Kinnevik And More (Techcrunch)
  9. Rocket Internet’s Lazada Lands $100M As It Seeks To Become The “Amazon Of Southeast Asia” (Techcrunch)
  10. Acumen Brands Raises $83M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  11. NJOY Raises $75M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  12. Dafiti Raises $70M (FinSMEs)
  13. A Month After Going International, Social Commerce Platform Fancy Raises $53 Million (Techcrunch)
  14. EBay Beats Out Amazon To Lead $50M Round In India’s E-Commerce Giant Snapdeal To Build Up Its BRIC Business (Techcrunch)
  15. Warby Parker Grabs New Investment From American Express & J. Crew CEO, Closing $41.5M Round (TechCrunch)
  16. Singapore’s MediaCorp Invests $40M In Luxury Online Retailer Reebonz (Techcrunch)
  17. JustFab Raises $40M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. JUMIA RAISES $35M IN FUNDING (FinSMEs)
  19. Private Sales Club Privalia Tops Up Its Total Funding To $251M, With $32M From New Investor Sofina, To Drive Latam Growth (Techcrunch)
  20. With $30M in Financing, Living Proof Primps for More Good Hair Days (Xconomy)

Top 20 Hardware & Infrastructure Deals for September 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $130,000,000,000 Verizon Wireless Verizon Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $24,900,000,000 Dell Michael Dell, Silver Lake Partners Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $7,200,000,000 Molex Koch Industries Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $7,170,000,000 Nokia Microsoft Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $2,700,000,000 Sourcefire Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,900,000,000 Verizon Wireless (select assets) AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
7 $865,000,000 AXIS Axiata Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
9 $780,000,000 Alltel AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
10 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
11 $685,000,000 Virident Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $600,000,000 Intermec Honeywell International Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
13 $403,000,000 MakerBot Stratasys Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
14 $380,000,000 Tensilica Cadence Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $310,000,000 Ubiquisys Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $310,000,000 Aurora Networks Pace PLC Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $255,000,000 Validity Synaptics Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
18 $198,630,000 ISP Dodo M2 Telecommunications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $180,000,000 Composite Software Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $155,000,000 Skyfire Opera Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition

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. Malaysia’s Axiata boosts Indonesia business with $865 million acquisition of AXIS (Tech In Asia)
  8. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  9. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  10. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  11. Can’t get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident (The Register)
  12. Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Confirms Intermec Inc. (IN) Acquisition For About $600 Million (Pulse2.0)
  13. Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry (Techcrunch)
  14. Cadence to Acquire Tensilica (Market Wire)
  15. Cisco Is Buying Ubiquisys For $310M For A Big Move Into Mobile Coverage With Femtocells And Small Cells (Techcrunch)
  16. Pace PLC Pace acquisition of Aurora Networks, Inc. (The Wall Street Journal)
  17. Synaptics moves into fingerprint ID with $255M purchase of startup Validity (Venture Beat)
  18. M2 Telecommunications acquires ISP Dodo for A$203.9m and junior telco Eftel for A$44.1m, 5*FY14 EBITDA (Australian Technology Transactions)
  19. Cisco Acquires Composite Software for $180,000,000 (Xconomy)
  20. Opera buys Skyfire for $155M to trim carriers’ mobile video burden
    (VentureBeat)