Top 20 Deals for May 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 $3,000,000,000 Beats Electronics Apple Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
4 $2,300,000,000 IBM (x86-based server business) Lenovo Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
5 $2,000,000,000 Oculus VR Facebook Hardware & Infrastructure Acquisition
6 $1,650,000,000 Mercury Payment Vantiv Transactions Acquisition
7 $1,500,000,000 AirWatch VMWare Mobile & Apps Acquisition
8 $930,000,000 All3Media Discovery, Liberty Global Marketing Acquisition
9 $930,000,000 TravelClick Thoma Bravo Software & Services Acquisition
10 $900,000,000 Viber Media Rakuten Mobile & Apps Acquisition
11 $804,000,000 ChinaVision Media Group Alibaba Media Acquisition
12 $523,500,000 Jobstreet Seek Transactions Acquisition
13 $500,000,000 Deep Mind Google Software & Services Acquisition
14 $500,000,000 Maker Studios The Walt Disney Company Media Acquisition
15 $450,000,000 Airbnb Consortium Transactions Investment
16 $360,000,000 Check Intuit Mobile & Apps Acquisition
17 $325,000,000 Dropbox Undisclosed Software & Services Investment
18 $260,000,000 Ticket Monster Groupon Transactions Acquisition
19 $256,000,000 PetHub Altivia Ventures Software & Services Investment
20 $250,000,000 Dropbox BlackRock 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. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  4. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  5. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  6. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  7. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  8. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  9. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  10. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  11. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  12. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  13. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  14. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  15. Airbnb raises $450m mega round – Investment Round Up (Redherring)
  16. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  17. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  18. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  19. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (
  20. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
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