Top 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$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
7$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
9$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
10$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
11$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
12$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$215,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
16$200,000,000CyveraPalo Alto NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
17$195,000,000China South City HoldingsTencentTransactionsInvestment
18$165,000,000Bash GamingGSN GamesGamesAcquisition
19$160,000,000ClouderaConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$157,000,000WayfairT. Rowe Price Associates, Julie M.B. BradleyEcommerceInvestment

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. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  7. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  8. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  9. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  10. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  11. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  12. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (
  13. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  14. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  15. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  16. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  17. Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba (TechCrunch)
  18. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  19. Cloudera Closes $160M Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Wayfair Secures $157M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
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