Top 20 North American Deals for March 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$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
6$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
7$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
8$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
9$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$215,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
13$160,000,000ClouderaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$157,000,000WayfairT. Rowe Price Associates, Julie M.B. BradleyEcommerceInvestment
15$125,000,000DomoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$101,000,000NutanixConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$100,000,000ParatureMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$100,000,000Basis ScienceIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition

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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. 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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