Top Deals for January 2014


Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
2 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
4 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
5 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
6 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
7 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment
8 $122,500,000 Harry’s Consortium Ecommerce Investment
9 $101,000,000 Nutanix Consortium Software & Services Investment
10 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
11 $100,000,000 Parature Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
12 $90,700,000 Gravity AOL Marketing Acquisition
13 $88,000,000 Delivery Hero Insight Venture Partners Transactions Investment
14 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
15 $80,000,000 Turn Consortium Marketing Investment
16 $80,000,000 LineKong Consortium Games Investment
17 $80,000,000 Stripe Consortium Transactions Investment
18 $77,500,000 MedHOK Bain Capital Ventures, Spectrum Equity Software & Services Investment
19 $49,000,000 Unicorn Media Brightcove Marketing Acquisition
20 $43,000,000 Ideeli Groupon Ecommerce Acquisition

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. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  6. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  7. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  8. 10-Month-Old Harry’s Lands $122.5M, Buys 93-Year-Old Factory To Go Toe-To-Toe With Gillette And Schick (TechCrunch)
  9. Nutanix Closes $101M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  10. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  11. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  12. Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M (TechCrunch)
  13. Delivery Hero Raises $88M in Series E Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  15. Digital Ad Company Turn Raises $80M, Stays Vague On Possible IPO Plans (TechCrunch)
  16. Mobile Game Developer LineKong Rakes in $80 Million of Series C Funding (Technode)
  17. Eyeing International Growth, Stripe Raises $80M From Peter Thiel, Khosla And Sequoia At A $1.75B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  18. MedHOK Announces $77.5 Million Growth Equity Investment from Bain Capital Ventures and Spectrum Equity (Bio Portfolio)
  19. Brightcove buys Unicorn Media for $US49m (ARN)
  20. Groupon Acquires Ideeli for $43M (FinSMEs)
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