Top 20 Deals for December 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$1,900,000,00091 WirelessBaiduMobile & AppsAcquisition
7$1,900,000,000Verizon WirelessAT&THardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$1,530,000,000SupercellSoftBank, GungHoGamesInvestment
9$1,260,000,000BrightstarSoftBankSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$1,100,000,000WazeGoogleMobile & AppsAcquisition
12$1,000,000,000Climate CorporationMonsantoTransactionsAcquisition
13$1,000,000,000BlackberryConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
14$865,000,000AXISAxiataHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$810,000,000BeidouChinaHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
16$800,000,000TrusteerIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$780,000,000AlltelAT&THardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$710,000,000Mountain CablevisionRogers CommunicationsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
20$700,000,000360BuyOntario Teachers’ Retirement Fund, Kingdom HoldingsEcommerceInvestment

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)
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