Top 20 North American 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 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
6 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
7 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
8 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
9 $256,000,000 PetHub Altivia Ventures Software & Services Investment
10 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
11 $215,000,000 Tango Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
12 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
13 $160,000,000 Cloudera Consortium Software & Services Investment
14 $157,000,000 Wayfair T. Rowe Price Associates, Julie M.B. Bradley 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 Parature Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
20 $100,000,000 Basis Science Intel Hardware & Infrastructure 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. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  5. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  6. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  7. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  8. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  9. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (
  10. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  11. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  12. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  13. Cloudera Closes $160M Financing (FinSMEs)
  14. Wayfair Secures $157M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  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. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  20. Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M (TechCrunch)
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