Top 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$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
8$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
10$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
12$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
13$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
14$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
15$250,000,000Campaign MonitorInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$225,000,000Pure Storage ConsortiumSoftware & ServicesInvestment
19$215,000,000TangoAlibabaMobile & AppsInvestment
20$200,000,000CyveraPalo Alto NetworksSoftware & 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. Cloudera raises $900 million, plots expansion (ZDNet)
  7. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  8. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  9. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  10. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  11. Airbnb raises $450m mega round – Investment Round Up (Redherring)
  12. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  13. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  14. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (
  15. Campaign Monitor partners with Insight Venture Partners (Campaign Monitor)
  16. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  17. Ride-Sharing Firm Lyft Raises $250 Million, Eyes NYC Expansion (TIME)
  18. Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation (Recode)
  19. Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion (Forbes)
  20. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
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