Top 20 Deals for May 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
3$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
7$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
8$930,000,000All3MediaDiscovery, Liberty GlobalMarketingAcquisition
9$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
11$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
13$500,000,000Deep MindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
16$360,000,000CheckIntuitMobile & AppsAcquisition
17$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
19$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & 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. 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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