Top 20 Acquisitions for June 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$19,000,000,000WhatsAppFacebookMobile & AppsAcquisition
2$5,700,000,000TW TelecomLevel 3Software & ServicesAcquisition
3$5,300,000,000MICROS SystemsOracleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
4$3,200,000,000Nest LabsGoogleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
5$3,000,000,000Beats ElectronicsAppleHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
6$2,300,000,000IBM (x86-based server business)LenovoHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$2,000,000,000Oculus VRFacebookHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
8$1,650,000,000Mercury Payment VantivTransactionsAcquisition
9$1,500,000,000AirWatchVMWareMobile & AppsAcquisition
10$1,100,000,000Fusion-ioSanDiskHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$930,000,000All3MediaDiscovery, Liberty GlobalMarketingAcquisition
12$930,000,000TravelClickThoma BravoSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
13$900,000,000Viber MediaRakutenMobile & AppsAcquisition
14$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
15$752,000,000iParadigmsInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
16$555,000,000 Dropcam Google/NestHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
18$500,000,000DeepMindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
19$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
20$500,000,000Skybox ImagingGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

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  1. Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent (TechCrunch)
  2. Level 3 Agrees to Buy TW Telecom in $5.7 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
  3. Oracle buys MICROS Systems for $5.3 billion (ZDNet)
  4. Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (CNN)
  5. Apple finally confirms its $3B acquisition of Beats Electronics (VentureBeat)
  6. Lenovo agrees to buy IBM’s server business for $US2.3 billion (ARN)
  7. Facebook is buying Oculus for $2B to ‘get ready for the platform of tomorrow’ (VentureBeat)
  8. Vantiv Buys Mercury Payment From Silver Lake for $1.65 Billion (Bloomberg)
  9. VMWare’s $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace (TechCrunch)
  10. SanDisk to acquire Fusion-io for $1.1BN (FinSMEs)
  11. Discovery, Liberty Global Acquire All3Media in $930 Million Deal (Variety)
  12. Thoma Bravo Completes $930 Million Acquisition of TravelClick (Hotel News Resource)
  13. Rakuten Acquires Viber for $900M (FinSMEs)
  14. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  15. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by
    Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  16. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  17. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  18. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  19. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  20. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
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