Top 20 North American Deals 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 Cloudera Consortium Software & Services Investment
7 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
8 $450,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
9 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
10 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
11 $256,000,000 PetHub Altivia Ventures Software & Services Investment
12 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock Software & Services Investment
13 $250,000,000 Lyft Consortium Transactions Investment
14 $225,000,000 Pure Storage Consortium Software & Services Investment
15 $215,000,000 Tango Alibaba Mobile & Apps Investment
16 $200,000,000 LegalZoom Permira Transactions Acquisition
17 $175,000,000 Inktank Red Hat Software & Services Acquisition
18 $160,000,000 Cloudera Consortium Software & Services Investment
19 $157,000,000 Wayfair T. Rowe Price Associates, Julie M.B. Bradley Ecommerce Investment
20 $125,000,000 Domo Consortium Software & Services Investment

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. Cloudera raises $900 million, plots expansion (ZDNet)
  7. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  8. Airbnb raises $450m mega round – Investment Round Up (Redherring)
  9. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  10. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  11. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (Lavca.org)
  12. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  13. Ride-Sharing Firm Lyft Raises $250 Million, Eyes NYC Expansion (TIME)
  14. Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation (Recode)
  15. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  16. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  17. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)
  18. Cloudera Closes $160M Financing (FinSMEs)
  19. Wayfair Secures $157M in Series B Financing (FinSMEs)
  20. Domo’s business software charge gets a big $125M boost (Venture Beat)
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