Top 20 Software & Services Deals for October 2013

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $1,260,000,000 Brightstar SoftBank Software & Services Investment
2 $800,000,000 Trusteer IBM Software & Services Acquisition
3 $475,000,000 Intucell Cisco Software & Services Acquisition
4 $354,000,000 PrimeSense Apple Software & Services Acquisition
5 $324,000,000 The 41st Parameter Experian Software & Services Investment
6 $250,000,000 Spotify Technology Crossover Ventures Software & Services Investment
7 $196,500,000 Palantir Technologies Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
8 $155,000,000 Skyfire Opera Software & Services Acquisition
9 $150,000,000 SevOne Bain Capital Software & Services Investment
10 $150,000,000 Pure Storage Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $150,000,000 MongoDB Consortium Software & Services Investment
12 $150,000,000 Xero Consortium Software & Services Investment
13 $136,000,000 BankLink MYOB Finance NZ Software & Services Acquisition
14 $130,000,000 Vocalocity Vonage Software & Services Acquisition
15 $130,000,000 Soluto Asurion Software & Services Acquisition
16 $111,622,500 Softonic Partners Group Software & Services Investment
17 $110,000,000 Directi Endurance International Software & Services Acquisition
18 $105,000,000 Pivotal Labs GE Software & Services Investment
19 $103,000,000 Lynda.com Accel Partners, Spectrum Equity Software & Services Investment
20 $103,000,000 Confio SolarWinds Software & Services Acquisition
  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
    (VentureBeat)
  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 (NextBigWhat.com)
  18. GE Puts $105M Into Pivotal, The New EMC And VMware Platform Initiative, But Here’s What It Is Missing (Techcrunch)
  19. Learning firm Lynda.com wins $103 mln investment from Accel, Spectrum (Reuters)
  20. SolarWinds buys software maker for $103M (Biz Journal)
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