Top 20 Acquisitions for January 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
2$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
4$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
6$100,000,000ParatureMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$80,000,000AviateYahooMobile & AppsAcquisition
9$49,000,000Unicorn MediaBrightcoveMarketingAcquisition
11$32,000,000Scout AnalyticsServiceSourceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$13,410,0001Form.comREA GroupTransactionsAcquisition
13UndisclosedGoPagoAmazon, DoubleBeamSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16UndisclosedMandiantFireEyeSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17UndisclosedSnappyCamAppleMobile & AppsAcquisition
18UndisclosedSense NetworksYPMarketingAcquisition
19UndisclosedCollaborate.comCiscoMobile & AppsAcquisition
20UndisclosedAnittelBigAirSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  2. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  3. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  4. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  5. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  6. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  7. Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M (TechCrunch)
  8. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  9. Brightcove buys Unicorn Media for $US49m (ARN)
  10. Groupon Acquires Ideeli for $43M (FinSMEs)
  11. ServiceSource Acquires Scout Analytics For $32M (TechCrunch)
  12. From pantry to penthouse for 1Form duo (The Australian)
  13. GoPago Split by Amazon and DoubleBeam (FinSMEs)
  14. LikeBright Acquires MatchMate (FinSMEs)
  15. PhotoSpotLand Acquires Museum Portal Museumland (FinSMEs)
  16. FireEye Acquires Mandiant (FinSMEs)
  17. Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed] (TechCrunch)
  18. YP Acquires Sense Networks (FinSMEs)
  19. Cisco buys mobile collaboration company (ARN)
  20. BigAir’s Anittel acquisition cements new reseller arrangement (ARN)
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