Top 20 North American Deals for December 2013

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$2,700,000,000SourcefireCiscoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$1,900,000,000Verizon WirelessAT&THardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$1,260,000,000BrightstarSoftBankSoftware & ServicesInvestment
5$1,000,000,000BlackberryConsortiumHardware & InfrastructureInvestment
6$1,000,000,000Climate CorporationMonsantoTransactionsAcquisition
7$800,000,000TrusteerIBMSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
9$780,000,000AlltelAT&THardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
10$710,000,000Mountain CablevisionRogers CommunicationsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$685,000,000ViridentWestern DigitalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
12$600,000,000IntermecHoneywell InternationalHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
13$475,000,000IntucellCiscoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
15$403,000,000MakerBotStratasysHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
16$380,000,000TensilicaCadenceHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$324,000,000The 41st ParameterExperianSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$310,000,000Aurora NetworksPace PLCHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

More information

  1. Cisco Acquires Cybersecurity Company Sourcefire For $2.7B (Techcrunch)
  2. AT&T Completes Acquisition of 700 MHz Spectrum from Verizon Wireless to Support 4G LTE (Market Watch Wall Street Journal)
  3. Brightstar Receives $1.26BN Investment from SoftBank (FinSMEs)
  4. Confirmed: Yahoo! Acquires Tumblr for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  5. 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)
  6. Monsanto’s feast: $1B Climate Corp acquisition shows the world is turning into 1s and 0s (Pandodaily)
  7. IBM Buys Israel/US Cybersecurity Specialist Trusteer For $800M-$1B (TechCrunch)
  8. EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash (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. Cisco acquires Intucell for US$475m (SiliconRepublic)
  14. SurveyMonkey Raises $800M in Debt and Equity Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry (Techcrunch)
  16. Cadence to Acquire Tensilica (Market Wire)
  17. Twitter + MoPub: Twitter just bought the digital ad exchange it wanted (VentureBeat)
  18. Experian to buy 41st Parameter in $324m deal (The Financial Times)
  19. Pace PLC Pace acquisition of Aurora Networks, Inc. (The Wall Street Journal)
  20. Q&A Platform Raises More Cash, Buys Customer Experience Analytics Company ForeSee For Over $200M (TechCrunch)
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