Top 20 North American Deals for February 2014


Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$374,000,000AastraMitelHardware & InfrastructureMerger
6$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
8$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$125,000,000DomoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$101,000,000NutanixConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$100,000,000Dude SolutionsWarburg PincusSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$100,000,000ParatureMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$80,000,000AviateYahooMobile & AppsAcquisition
20$77,500,000MedHOKBain Capital Ventures, Spectrum EquitySoftware & ServicesInvestment

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  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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