Top 20 North American Deals for February 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 $374,000,000 Aastra Mitel Hardware & Infrastructure Merger
6 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
7 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
8 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
9 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
10 $125,000,000 Domo Consortium Software & Services Investment
11 $122,500,000 Harry’s Consortium Ecommerce Investment
12 $120,000,000 Bright LinkedIn Transactions Acquisition
13 $101,000,000 Nutanix Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $100,000,000 Dude Solutions Warburg Pincus Software & Services Investment
15 $100,000,000 Parature Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
16 $90,700,000 Gravity AOL Marketing Acquisition
17 $80,000,000 Aviate Yahoo Mobile & Apps Acquisition
18 $80,000,000 Stripe Consortium Transactions Investment
19 $80,000,000 Turn Consortium Marketing Investment
20 $77,500,000 MedHOK Bain Capital Ventures, Spectrum Equity Software & Services Investment

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. Mitel and Aastra close $US374 million merger (ARN)
  6. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  7. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  8. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  9. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  10. Domo’s business software charge gets a big $125M boost (Venture Beat)
  11. 10-Month-Old Harry’s Lands $122.5M, Buys 93-Year-Old Factory To Go Toe-To-Toe With Gillette And Schick (TechCrunch)
  12. LinkedIn makes its biggest acquisition by paying $120m for job matching service Bright (The Next Web)
  13. Nutanix Closes $101M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Dude Solutions Receives up to $100M Investment from Warburg Pincus (FinSMEs)
  15. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  16. Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M (TechCrunch)
  17. Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M (TechCrunch)
  18. Eyeing International Growth, Stripe Raises $80M From Peter Thiel, Khosla And Sequoia At A $1.75B Valuation (TechCrunch)
  19. Digital Ad Company Turn Raises $80M, Stays Vague On Possible IPO Plans (TechCrunch)
  20. MedHOK Announces $77.5 Million Growth Equity Investment from Bain Capital Ventures and Spectrum Equity (Bio Portfolio)
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