Top 20 Acquisitions for August 2014

Deal No.Amount Paid (USD)CompanyInvestor/BuyerSectorDeal Type
1$804,000,000ChinaVision Media GroupAlibabaMediaAcquisition
2$752,000,000iParadigmsInsight Venture PartnersSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
3$658,969,500Wotif ExpediaTransactionsAcquisition
4$613,872,000Tele2TeliasoneraMobile & AppsAcquisition
5$555,000,000 Dropcam Google/NestHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
7$500,000,000DeepMindGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
8$500,000,000Maker StudiosThe Walt Disney CompanyMediaAcquisition
9$500,000,000Skybox ImagingGoogleSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
10$475,000,000Renesas SP Drivers SynapticsHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
11$390,000,000RelateIQSalesforceSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
12$360,000,000CheckIntuitMobile & AppsAcquisition
13$337,000,000Quintiq Dassualt SystemesSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
14$328,500,000ISSC Technologies CorporationMicrochip TechnologyHardware & InfrastructureAcquisition
15$260,000,000Ticket MonsterGrouponTransactionsAcquisition
18$200,000,000CyveraPalo Alto NetworksSoftware & ServicesAcquisition
20$175,000,000InktankRed HatSoftware & ServicesAcquisition

More information

  1. Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision (TechCrunch)
  2. Acquisition of iParadigms for $752 Million Led by Insight Venture Partners (Turnitin)
  3. Expedia, Inc. Announces Agreement To Acquire Wotif Group (The Wall Street Journal)
  4. Teliasonera acquires Tele2 Norway for €450 million after regulatory “failure” (European Communications)
  5. Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million (TechCrunch)
  6. Australia’s Seek to Buy Jobstreet in $524 Million Deal (Wall Street Journal)
  7. Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M (TechCrunch)
  8. It’s Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M (TechCrunch)
  9. Google Buys Satellite Company Skybox Imaging For $500 Million (Business Insider)
  10. Synaptics announces acquisition of Japan’s Renesas SP Drivers (The China Post)
  11. Salesforce acquisition of RelateIQ a CRM game-changer (Investment News)
  12. Intuit Buys Check App for $360 Million (Fox Business)
  13. Dassualt Systemes to acquire Dutch firm Quintiq for $337 million (The Economic Times)
  14. Microchip Technology about to acquire Taiwanese tech company for $328.5M (Phoenix Business Journal)
  15. Groupon’s $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed (TechCrunch)
  16. Amobee Buys Adconion For $235M And Kontera For $150M In Consolidation Play (TechCrunch)
  17. The $425M LegalZoom deal is a win for VCs, but less exciting for the company or LA (PandoDaily)
  18. Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cyvera for $200M (FinSMEs)
  19. Travel Site TripAdvisor To Acquire Viator For Approximately $200M (Forbes)
  20. Inktank Acquired For $175M By Red Hat (Socaltech)
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