Top 20 Acquisitions for March 2014

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $19,000,000,000 WhatsApp Facebook Mobile & Apps Acquisition
2 $3,200,000,000 Nest Labs Google Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
3 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
5 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
7 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
8 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
9 $120,000,000 Bright LinkedIn Transactions Acquisition
10 $100,000,000 Parature Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
11 $90,700,000 Gravity AOL Marketing Acquisition
12 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
13 $69,000,000 Veveo Rovi Software & Services Acquisition
14 $67,890,809 Lithicon FEI Company Software & Services Acquisition
15 $65,500,000 Express Data Dicker Data Software & Services Acquisition
16 $49,000,000 Unicorn Media Brightcove Marketing Acquisition
17 $45,168,480 NetRegistry Melbourne IT Transactions Acquisition
18 $43,000,000 Ideeli Groupon Ecommerce Acquisition
19 $32,000,000 Scout Analytics ServiceSource Software & Services Acquisition
20 $29,000,000 Tedemis Criteo Mobile & Apps Acquisition

More information

  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  3. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  4. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  5. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  6. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal ()
  7. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  8. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  9. LinkedIn makes its biggest acquisition by paying $120m for job matching service Bright (The Next Web)
  10. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  11. Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M (TechCrunch)
  12. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  13. Video Discovery Specialist Rovi Acquires Voice Search Startup Veveo For Up To $69 Million (TechCrunch)
  14. ANU, UNSW tech startup sells for AU$76 million (Canberra Times)
  15. UPDATED: Dicker Data buys Express Data (ARN)
  16. Brightcove buys Unicorn Media for $US49m (ARN)
  17. Melbourne IT snares NetRegistry in $50.4m deal (AFR)
  18. Groupon Acquires Ideeli for $43M (FinSMEs)
  19. ServiceSource Acquires Scout Analytics For $32M (TechCrunch)
  20. Criteo Acquires Tedemis For $29 Million, Proving There Is A Nascent Exit Market In France (TechCrunch)
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