Top 20 Acquisitions for April 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$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
11$200,000,000CyveraPalo Alto NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$175,000,000InktankRed HatSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$165,000,000Bash GamingGSN GamesGamesAcquisition
15$126,000,000SK EncarCarsales.comEcommerceAcquisition
18$100,000,000Basis ScienceIntelHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
19$100,000,000ParatureMicrosoftSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$100,000,000PayScaleWarburg PincusSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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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