Top 20 North American 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$500,000,000DeepMindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
11$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
13$374,000,000AastraMitelHardware & InfrastructureMerger
14$360,000,000CheckIntuitMobile & AppsAcquisition
15$325,000,000DropboxUndisclosedSoftware & ServicesInvestment
16$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
17$256,000,000PetHubAltivia VenturesSoftware & ServicesInvestment
18$250,000,000DropboxBlackRockSoftware & ServicesInvestment
20$225,000,000Pure Storage ConsortiumSoftware & 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. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  11. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  12. Airbnb raises $450m mega round – Investment Round Up (Redherring)
  13. Mitel and Aastra close $US374 million merger (ARN)
  14. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  15. Dropbox Raises $325M in Funding, SEC Filing Reveals (FinSMEs)
  16. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  17. PetHub Receives R$600m Investment (em português) (
  18. Dropbox Raises $250M; Valued at $10Billion (FinSMEs)
  19. Ride-Sharing Firm Lyft Raises $250 Million, Eyes NYC Expansion (TIME)
  20. Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation (Recode)
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