Top Deals 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
5$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$195,000,000China South City HoldingsTencentTransactionsInvestment
9$101,000,000NutanixConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$100,000,000DidiCitic, TencentMobile & AppsInvestment
11$100,000,000ParatureMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$88,000,000Delivery HeroInsight Venture PartnersTransactionsInvestment
14$80,000,000AviateYahooMobile & AppsAcquisition
18$77,500,000MedHOKBain Capital Ventures, Spectrum EquitySoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$49,000,000Unicorn MediaBrightcoveMarketingAcquisition

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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