Top 20 North American Deals 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$900,000,000Cloudera ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
7$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
9$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
10$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
11$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
12$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
14$225,000,000Pure Storage ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$215,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
17$175,000,000InktankRed HatSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
18$160,000,000Cloudera ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$157,000,000Wayfair T. Rowe Price Associates, Julie M.B. BradleyEcommerceInvestment
20$125,000,000DomoConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment

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) (
  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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