Top 20 Acquisitions for April 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 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
7 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
8 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
9 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
10 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
11 $200,000,000 Cyvera Palo Alto Networks Software & Services Acquisition
12 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
13 $175,000,000 Inktank Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition
14 $165,000,000 Bash Gaming GSN Games Games Acquisition
15 $126,000,000 SK Encar Ecommerce Acquisition
16 $125,136,000 Klarna Consortium Transactions Acquisition
17 $120,000,000 Bright LinkedIn Transactions Acquisition
18 $100,000,000 Basis Science Intel Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
19 $100,000,000 Parature Microsoft Software & Services Acquisition
20 $100,000,000 PayScale Warburg Pincus 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. 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. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  11. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  12. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  13. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)
  14. GSN’s $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors (TechCrunch)
  15. Carsales splashes $126m on SK Encar (The Australian)
  16. Klarna Raised €90M to Acquire SOFORT (FinSMEs)
  17. LinkedIn makes its biggest acquisition by paying $120m for job matching service Bright (The Next Web)
  18. Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M (TechCrunch)
  19. Microsoft Acquires Parature for $100M (FinSMEs)
  20. Warburg Pincus Buys Compensation Software Service PayScale For Up To $100 Million (Tech Times)
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