Top 20 Software & Services Deals for October 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$1,260,000,000BrightstarSoftBankSoftware & ServicesInvestment
2$800,000,000TrusteerIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$475,000,000IntucellCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
4$354,000,000PrimeSenseAppleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
5$324,000,000The 41st ParameterExperianSoftware & ServicesInvestment
6$250,000,000SpotifyTechnology Crossover VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$196,500,000Palantir TechnologiesUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$155,000,000SkyfireOperaSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$150,000,000SevOneBain CapitalSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$150,000,000Pure StorageConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$150,000,000MongoDBConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$150,000,000XeroConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$136,000,000BankLinkMYOB Finance NZSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$130,000,000VocalocityVonageSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$130,000,000SolutoAsurionSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$111,622,500SoftonicPartners GroupSoftware & ServicesInvestment
17$110,000,000DirectiEndurance InternationalSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$105,000,000Pivotal LabsGESoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$103,000,000Lynda.comAccel Partners, Spectrum EquitySoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$103,000,000ConfioSolarWindsSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
  1. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  2. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  3. Cisco acquires Intucell for US$475m (SiliconRepublic)
  4. Apple reportedly acquires Kinect-tech maker PrimeSense for $345M (Venture Beat)
  5. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  6. Technology Crossover Ventures Funds All Of Spotify’s $250M International Growth Round (TechCrunch)
  7. Palantir Technologies Raises $196.5M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Opera buys Skyfire for $155M to trim carriers’ mobile video burden
  9. SevOne To Go For IPO, Raises $150 Million From Bain Capital To Expand P2P IT Monitoring (Techcrunch)
  10. Pure Storage Raises $150M And Sets For Battle With The Storage Giants (TechCrunch)
  11. MongoDB Raises $150M in Financing (FinSMEs)
  12. Xero to Intuit: I have $150M in funding — now gimme all your customers (Venture Beat)
  13. MYOB acquires NZ firm for $136m (The Channel)
  14. Vonage Acquires Vocalocity For $130 Million (Pulse2.0)
  15. Cloud-Based Device Management Startup Soluto Acquired By Device Insurers Asurion For Up To $130M (TechCrunch)
  16. Software download portal Softonic receives reported €82.5 million investment from Partners Group (The Next Web)
  17. Directi Acquired for $ 110 mn by Endurance International (
  18. GE Puts $105M Into Pivotal, The New EMC And VMware Platform Initiative, But Here’s What It Is Missing (Techcrunch)
  19. Learning firm wins $103 mln investment from Accel, Spectrum (Reuters)
  20. SolarWinds buys software maker for $103M (Biz Journal)
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