Archive | November, 2013

Top 20 Deals for October 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 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 $1,000,000,000 Blackberry Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
14 $865,000,000 AXIS Axiata Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
16 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Acquisition
17 $800,000,000 Braintree Ebay Transactions Acquisition
18 $780,000,000 Alltel AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment

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. Here’s the full list of companies that invested $1 billion into BlackBerry, plus interim CEO has a base salary of $1 million (Mobile Syrup)
  14. Malaysia’s Axiata boosts Indonesia business with $865 million acquisition of AXIS (Tech In Asia)
  15. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  16. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  17. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  18. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  19. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  20. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)

Top 20 Acquisitions for October 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 AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
8 $1,100,000,000 Tumblr Yahoo Media Acquisition
9 $1,100,000,000 Waze Google Mobile & Apps Acquisition
10 $1,000,000,000 Climate Corporation Monsanto Transactions Acquisition
11 $865,000,000 AXIS Axiata Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
12 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Acquisition
13 $800,000,000 Braintree Ebay Transactions Acquisition
14 $780,000,000 Alltel AT&T Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
15 $710,000,000 Mountain Cablevision Rogers Communications Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
16 $685,000,000 Virident Western Digital Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
17 $600,000,000 Neolane Adobe Marketing Acquisition
18 $600,000,000 TSL Education TPG Media Acquisition
19 $600,000,000 Intermec Honeywell International Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
20 $491,940,000 Ogone Ingenico Transactions 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. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  9. Google Bought Waze For $1.1B, Giving A Social Data Boost To Its Mapping Business (Techcrunch)
  10. Monsanto’s feast: $1B Climate Corp acquisition shows the world is turning into 1s and 0s (Pandodaily)
  11. Malaysia’s Axiata boosts Indonesia business with $865 million acquisition of AXIS (Tech In Asia)
  12. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  13. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (TechCrunch)
  14. AT&T Completes Alltel Acquisition (Yahoo Finance)
  15. Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Buys Mountain Cablevision, Wireless Spectrum Licenses From Shaw (Techcrunch)
  16. Can’t get enough of flashy upstarts, can you, WD? Firm pays $685m for Virident (The Register)
  17. Adobe Acquires Conversational Marketing Platform Neolane For $600M In Cash To Bolster Its Marketing Cloud (Techcrunch)
  18. TPG Buys TSL, Owner Of The TES Connect Education Network, For Around $600M (Techcrunch)
  19. Honeywell International Inc. (HON) Confirms Intermec Inc. (IN) Acquisition For About $600 Million (Pulse2.0)
  20. Ingenico Agrees To Acquire European Online Payment Services Provider, Ogone, For €360M To Build Out Multi-Channel Payments Strategy (Techcrunch)

Top 20 Investments for October 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 $1,000,000,000 Blackberry Consortium Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
4 $810,000,000 Beidou China Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
5 $700,000,000 360Buy Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom Holdings Ecommerce Investment
6 $586,000,000 Sina Weibo Alibaba Media Investment
7 $450,000,000 SurveyMonkey Consortium Marketing Investment
8 $448,000,000 Sogou Tencent Media Investment
9 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
10 $258,000,000 Uber Google Ventures, TPG Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $250,000,000 Spotify Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
12 $225,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
13 $206,000,000 ShopRunner Alibaba Ecommerce Investment
14 $200,000,000 Pinterest Consortium Media Investment
15 $200,000,000 AirWatch Insight Venture Partners Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $200,000,000 Flipkart Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $200,000,000 Airbnb Founders Fund Transactions Investment
18 $196,500,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
19 $180,000,000 Composite Software Cisco Hardware & Infrastructure Investment
20 $165,000,000 HootSuite Consortium Marketing Investment

More information

  1. Supercell Receives $1.53BN Investment (FinSMEs)
  2. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  3. Here’s the full list of companies that invested $1 billion into BlackBerry, plus interim CEO has a base salary of $1 million (Mobile Syrup)
  4. China Is Investing $810M In Beidou, A Navigation System It Hopes Will Eventually Rival GPS (Techcrunch)
  5. China’s 360Buy Unwraps Massive New Funding Round of $700 Million (Tech In Asia)
  6. Sina Weibo, China’s Equivalent of Facebook and Twitter, Gets $586M Investment From Alibaba (Techcrunch)
  7. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  8. Sogou Secured $448 million Investment from Tencent, will Merge Soso (Technode)
  9. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  10. Uber Confirms That It Raised $258M From Google Ventures And TPG (Techcrunch)
  11. Technology Crossover Ventures Funds All Of Spotify’s $250M International Growth Round (TechCrunch)
  12. Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed) (All Things D)
  13. Alibaba leads $206M financing in Amazon rival ShopRunner (CNET)
  14. Pinterest Raises $200M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  15. AirWatch Raises $200 Million In Series A (Pulse 2)
  16. India E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Another $200M From Existing Investors (Techcrunch)
  17. Airbnb’s Nate Blecharczyk Confirms It Raised A $200M Round Led By Founders Fund (TechCrunch)
  18. Palantir Technologies Raises $196.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  19. Cisco Acquires Composite Software for $180,000,000 (Xconomy)
  20. HootSuite Raises $165M Series B Round From Insight, Accel And OMERS To Go Large On Enterprise Social Media Monitoring (TechCrunch)

Top 20 IPOs for October 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,820,000,000 Twitter Undisclosed Media Public
2 $506,000,000 BlackHawk Network Holdings Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
3 $506,000,000 Evertec Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
4 $416,000,000 Ozforex Undisclosed Transactions Public
5 $396,000,000 CDW Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
6 $304,000,000 FireEye Undisclosed Software & Services Public
7 $254,000,000 Tableau Software Undisclosed Software & Services Public
8 $253,000,000 Zulily Undisclosed Ecommerce Public
9 $215,000,000 iSelect Undisclosed Media Public
10 $206,000,000 Forgame Holdings Undisclosed Games Public
11 $187,500,000 Chegg Undisclosed Transactions Public
12 $187,000,000 Gogo Undisclosed Transactions Public
13 $162,000,000 Violin Memory Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
14 $128,000,000 Gigamon Undisclosed Software & Services Public
15 $117,600,000 Cvent Undisclosed Marketing Public
16 $116,000,000 Rocket Fuel Undisclosed Software & Services Public
17 $105,000,000 Marin Software Undisclosed Marketing Public
18 $101,200,000 Xoom Undisclosed Transactions Public
19 $97,500,000 RingCentral Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
20 $88,000,000 Cyan Undisclosed Software & Services Public

More information

  1. Twitter Raises $1.82 Billion Pricing IPO Above Offer Range (Bloomberg )
  2. Safeway’s Blackhawk Rises After Raising $230 Million in IPO (Bloomberg )
  3. Evertec IPO raises approximately $506 million (Yahoo)
  4. OzForex Group Shares Increase 30% on Trading Debut in Sydney (Bloomberg )
  5. IPO roundup: CDW rises, Tremor stumbles (USA Today)
  6. FireEye Raises More Than Planned in $304 Million IPO (Bloomberg.com)
  7. Big Data Analytics Specialist Tableau Software Raises $254M In IPO, Shares Close 64% Up; Marketo’s First Day Up 78% To $23.10 (Techcrunch)
  8. Zulily Surges After Raising $253 Million in Mom-Site IPO (Bloomberg)
  9. iSelect raises A$215m in its ASX IPO at 24.5*CY13 NPAT, but drops 15.7% on Day 1 (Australian Technology Transactions)
  10. Qiming-Backed Forgame Raises $206M In HK IPO (China Money Network)
  11. Chegg Slides After Textbook Renter IPO Raises $187.5 Million (Bloomberg)
  12. Gogo IPO Raises $187 Million (Hispanic Business)
  13. Violin Memory’s mid-range priced IPO raises $162M (Biz Journal)
  14. Gigamon surges nearly 50% after $128M IPO (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
  15. McLean-based Cvent raises $117.6M in IPO (Washington Post)
  16. Rocket Fuel IPO Soars on First Day of Trading (Ad Age)
  17. Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 40%, But Now Under $18 (TechCrunch)
  18. Xoom zooms higher in market debut after $100 million IPO (Techcrunch)
  19. RingCentral jumps after raising $97.5M in IPO (Phys.org)
  20. Cyan raises $88 million in IPO (Northbay Business Journal)