Top Deals 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 $1,800,000,000 Altice Undisclosed Hardware & Infrastructure Public
5 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
8 $374,000,000 Aastra Mitel Hardware & Infrastructure Merger
9 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
10 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
11 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
12 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
13 $195,000,000 China South City Holdings Tencent Transactions Investment
14 $134,000,000 Snapdeal EBay Ecommerce Investment
15 $125,000,000 Domo Consortium Software & Services Investment
16 $122,500,000 Harry’s Consortium Ecommerce Investment
17 $120,000,000 Bright LinkedIn Transactions Acquisition
18 $101,000,000 Nutanix Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $100,000,000 Didi Citic, Tencent Mobile & Apps Investment
20 $100,000,000 Parature Microsoft Software & Services 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. Telecom Firm Altice Raises $1.8 Billion in I.P.O. (New York Times )
  5. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  6. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  7. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal ()
  8. Mitel and Aastra close $US374 million merger (ARN)
  9. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  10. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  11. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  12. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  13. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  14. EBay Bets Big On India, Pours Another $134M Into Online Marketplace Snapdeal (TechCrunch)
  15. Domo’s business software charge gets a big $125M boost (Venture Beat)
  16. 10-Month-Old Harry’s Lands $122.5M, Buys 93-Year-Old Factory To Go Toe-To-Toe With Gillette And Schick (TechCrunch)
  17. LinkedIn makes its biggest acquisition by paying $120m for job matching service Bright (The Next Web)
  18. Nutanix Closes $101M Series D Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Chinese Taxi App Didi Secured $100 million in Series C Funding (TechNode)
  20. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
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